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Dealing with Derelict Mines 2016


International Summit on Derelict Mines: novel risk-based approaches to managing problems, issues and policy challenges

PROGRAM: Download a copy of the Dealing with Derelict Mines 2016 Program or take a look at the program webpage

Download a copy of the speaker information and abstracts.

When: 6-8 December 2016 (welcome reception on the evening of 6 December followed by two full days)

Where: Singleton Diggers, York Street, Singleton NSW 2330.  There are several accommodation options. 

Who should attend: Policy- and law-makers, mine and land owners, contamination consultants, geologists and academics.

Registration: see fees below and register here

CRC CARE, the University of Newcastle’s Global Centre for Environmental Remediation, and the NSW Department of Industry (Division of Resources & Energy and Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer) invite you to join experts and practitioners from around the world to attend this international summit on derelict mines.

This much-needed event includes:

  • Presentations by some of the world’s foremost experts in derelict mine management
  • Poster presentations from leading researchers
  • Expert thematic workshops
  • Prioritisation of major gaps and key issues that constrain derelict mine site rehabilitation
  • A risk-based approach to managing derelict mines.

Dealing with Derelict Mines 2016 is the inaugural summit on derelict mines and mine site remediation. It will attract a unique and international mix of experts, researchers and decision-makers from both academia and industry to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations. These experts will have the opportunity to engage with industry and environmental regulators – positioning NSW and Australia at the very forefront of this vital issue.

Registration fees

  • Standard (from 1 October 2016 to 30 November 2016) $500 (ex. GST)
  • Late / on the spot (after 30 November 2016) $550  (ex. GST)
  • Students $200 (ex. GST)

Register here.

Download the Derelict Mines Summit 2016 flyer  or the Summit themes & sessions.

Summit co-hosts and major sponsors

The University of Newcastle Australia

NSW Department of Industry

More information

Conference program and general information: contact Dr Peter Sanderson ( or +61 2 4913 8731) or Dr Prashant Srivastava ( or +61 8 8302 6821)

Media contact: Adam Barclay ( or +61 429 779 228)