Waste management, especially tailings management, is a relevant topic of interest for engineers, mine managers, and others. This conference leads the industry in providing a technical forum for exchanging cutting-edge information and ideas focused on understanding the technical issues surrounding waste management and how to improve the reliability of waste containment.  The conference is a unique opportunity to meet other leading professionals in the practice of waste management, and to become familiar with leading research and trends in design and construction of waste containment facilities.  Developments in cutting edge technology will be highlighted including remote sensing, the move towards filtered tailings, and advances in monitoring.