InfoMine’s Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 will be held 8 – 11 September 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (www.geosyntheticssolutions.com). This event marks the first mining conference dedicated solely to utilization of geosynthetics in the sector, and it has attracted a strong group of speakers and sponsors. The organizers have announced the availability of a special early registration rate (savings of CAD 100) through July 25.
Geosynthetics Mining Solutions will build upon significant discussions in other InfoMine events, such as the 2013 edition of Heap Leach Solutions. The September conference, focusing exclusively on geosynthetics in mining, will be expand this topic and offer a wide-angle, technically rich look at economical, environmental, and operational benefits of geosynthetics.
KEYNOTES & SPECIAL SESSIONS
The keynote session leaders for Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 is an impressive group, and the topics they have selected will provide historical analysis, the current state of practice, and a look at where the field is or may be heading.
Keynote 1: Ed Kavazanjian, “Design of geomembranes for tailings impoundments”
Keynote 2: Mark Smith, “International perspectives on mines geosynthetics use and opportunities”
Keynote 3: Matt Fuller, “Thirty years of geosynthetics in tailings management”
Keynote 4: Robert Bachus, “Geosynthetics solutions from landfill applicable to mines”
Keynote 5: Jonathan Fannin, “Geosynthetic filter performance”
Keynote 6: Alan Breitenbach, “Geosynthetics in heap leach facility design and operation”
Keynote 7: Neven Matasovic, “Earthquakes and geosynthetics in mining”
Keynote 8: Bernard Breul, “Bitumen geosynthetics solutions for mines”
Additional forums include a two-part session on “Geosynthetics solutions for mine waste disposal facilities” and a single session on “Geosynthetics solutions for civil structures at mines.”
The opening remarks for the event will be delivered by Andy Robertson and Tarik Hadj-Hamou.0