ECM Faculty Focus
The Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure, commonly known as Mine Closure 2009 will be held at the Sheraton Perth Hotel on 9-11 September.
The participants will join the Australian Centre for Geomechanics and the Centre for Land Rehabilitation in attempting to answer crucial questions of how to close mines in socially, economically and environmentally responsible ways.
The purpose of the 2009 conference is to exchange experiences, knowledge and lessons learnt in mine closure activities. In today’s highly competitive and environmentally accountable world, the exchange of knowledge is a necessity.
Mine Closure 2009 will bring together top mine owners and operators, consultants, legislators, service providers and researchers to share information about innovative mine closure strategies, processes and products to help minimise future environmental and social impacts.
By using opportunities such as this for setting the agenda for future research and operational directions, the viability of mining operations can be ensured.
- Planning for closure
- Financing closure
- Dealing with stakeholder concerns
- Reducing long-term water management costs
- Appropriate cover systems - designing for perpetuity
- Post-closure monitoring and final relinquishment
- Climate change and mine site rehabiliation
- Ecosystem reconstruction and pedogenesis
- Legacy issues from abandonment to asset
- Early bird registration closes: 27 July
- CLR Refresher Course in Soil Science for Environmental Managers: 2-4 September
- CLR Mining in Ecologically Sensitive Landscapes Seminar: 7 September
- ACG Preparing and Implementing a Tailings Storage Facility
- Operations Manual Workshop: 8 September
- Mine Closure 2009 Conference: 9-11 September
- Alcoa of Australia - Huntly mine site visit: 12 September
For further information on the conference please visit the Conference website.