Tailings and Mine Waste ’17

November 5, 2017 – November 8, 2017 all-day
Banff Springs Hotel
405 Spray Ave
Banff, AB T1L 1J4

Tailings and Mine Waste ’17 brings together mine waste managers, engineers involved with tailings management and reclamation, regulators and researchers. The event will be held 5 – 8 November 2017 in Banff Springs. Conference participants will have opportunities to present ideas, learn of new developments and technologies, make professional contacts and discuss issues related to the impact of mine wastes on the environment. The program will include sessions by practitioners and experts on the general themes of the conference.

Mining Engineering with Geomembranes

Photo by Mike Sadlier


The following general topics and themes are within the scope of the conference:

Tailings and Mine Waste Management

  • Case Histories
  • Co-disposal
  • Geosynthetics
  • Heap-leach pad /design/construction
  • Impoundments- construction, operations
  • Liner/barrier design and installation
  • Mine backfill
  • Mine waste planning
  • Paste technology
  • Site characterization/assessment
  • Tailings management / transport / deposition / dewatering
  • Tailings/mine waste reprocessing
  • Water balance/management

Mine Closure & Rehabilitation

  • Abandonment
  • Acid drainage
  • Air quality
  • Case histories
  • Cover systems, re-vegetation
  • Geochemical transport and fate
  • Groundwater remediation
  • Monitoring
  • Reclamation/tailings ponds/waste dumps/mined
  • Lands
  • Risk assessment
  • Water quality/surface/groundwater
  • Wetlands remediation/restoration

Learn more and register at the event website.

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