Tailings management workshop, April 2019

The NSW Resources Regulator hosted a one-day workshop on 10 April 2019 with industry and other regulators that focused on leading practice methodologies and risks associated with tailings management.

The workshop, held at Dubbo RSL, attracted more than 130 attendees and involved presentations and discussions on specific risks and knowledge gaps in tailings management to help develop targeted strategies to address these issues.

The keynote speaker, Professor David Williams, the Golder Professor of Geomechanics and the Director of the Geotechnical Engineering Centre within the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland, shared valuable research and innovations in the application of risk assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis to mine site rehabilitation and closures.

Feedback on the event was positive and has provided us with greater understanding of the value of these events and the need for similar collaborative efforts moving forward.

Workshop presentation resources

The agenda and presentations are available for download below.

Workshop video presentations

The following videos are recordings of the April 2019 Tailings management workshop presentations, including the panel discussion.

Tailings management forum – revised date TBD

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Tailings management forum, which was scheduled for 3 June 2020 is being reviewed. Updates on this event will be published as soon as possible via our website, Mine Rehabilitation News and Mine Safety News.