Leading practice tailings management resources available now

The construction, operation and decommissioning of tailing dams include key issues that have the potential to affect the sustainable development of the mining industry

The tailings management compliance priority project is a NSW Resources Regulator initiative to engage industry and other regulators to collaborate and develop leading practice methodologies and innovations in tailings storage facility management.

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

The workshop, held at Dubbo RSL, attracted over 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.

Presentations from the workshop are now available for reading and viewing. Access the NSW Resource Regulator's resources on tailings storage facility management here.

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