Friday, December 10, 2010

Mine Closure 2011 - Call for Abstracts


The 6th International Conference on Mine Closure will be held on September 18 - 21, 2011 in the Canadian Rocky Mountains at Lake Louise, Alberta. We invite you to submit an abstract as indicated below.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Les Sawatsky
Conference Chair, Mine Closure 2011

Catherine Puchalski
Conference Manager, Mine Closure 2011

Become a Presenter at an International Conference

The Steering Committee for Mine Closure 2011 invites you to submit an abstract to qualify you to present at an industry-leading, international conference on mine closure and reclamation. The conference will be held in Lake Louise, Alberta from September 18 to 20, 2011.This will be the sixth international mine closure conference, held for the first time in North America.

The goal of Mine Closure 2011 is to share mine closure successes, develop a better understanding of multi-disciplinary requirements and identify best management practices. Mine planners/managers, engineers, scientists, financial specialists and community engagement practitioners will assemble to participate in a program that integrates the many disciplines involved in mine closure. Delegates will gain a better understanding of mine closure challenges, risks and opportunities to develop cost effective solutions that reduce environmental impacts and improve social legacy. Delegates will learn about innovative mine closure techniques, strategies and processes.

Over 500 delegates from North America and overseas are expected to attend Mine Closure 2011. Many will submit papers for the technical program that emphasizes innovation and showcases the application of state-of-the-art technologies and cost-conscious practices as industry specialists seek to minimize the environmental footprint, provide for sustainable mining practices and avoid end-of-mine liabilities.

To learn more about Mine Closure 2011 visit us at

Abstracts relating to one of the following themes are welcomed:

Vegetation Establishment for Closure
Long Term Surface and Ground Water Management
Soils for Mine Closure
Recent Mine Closure Case Studies
Progressive Reclamation
Community Engagement in Mine Closure
Erosion Control
Engineered Mine Waste Cover Systems
Unique Challenges in Mine Closure
Corporate Social Responsibility
Mine Closure in Cold Regions
Mine Closure Risks & Liability
Mine Closure Disparities: Failures and Lessons Learned
Mine Closure Wetlands & Pit Lakes
Regulatory Issues In Mine Closure Planning and Transfer of Care & Custody
Monitoring after Mine Closure
Financing Closure
Landform Design for Sustainable Closure
Maintenance-free or Perpetual Maintenance
Decommissioning of Tailings Dams
Beneficial Re-use of Mine Sites

Abstracts must include the title, author(s), author affiliation, and a brief outline of the presentation (350 words or less) to be discussed.

For further details, please visit the conference website at or contact Catherine Puchalski at +1 403-299-6442 or

Notification of acceptance will be given by February 15th, 2011.

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