Tailings and Mine Waste '18 is a continuum of a series of symposia on mill tailings management that originally started at Colorado State University in 1978 and subsequently progressed as the annual Tailings and Mine Waste Conferences 1994 through 2004. The conference resumed in 2008. The primary purpose of the conference is to provide a forum and meeting place for members of the mining community, engineers and scientists serving the mining industry, regulatory groups and other interest groups concerned with environmental issues related to tailings and mine waste management. Topics related to the engineering and management of tailings and mine waste will be covered, including case histories, design, operation, and disposal for mine waste management, geotechnical considerations, liners, covers and barriers for waste control, reclamation and remediation of mine impacted sites, oil sands issues, surface water and groundwater management and geochemistry, and policies, procedures and public safety.


For more information contact:

Conference Coordinator:
Linda Hinshaw
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado State University
Phone: (970) 491-5049