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Session 1: Designing, Planning and Implementing Closure
(ENG) Creating Operational Solutions to Enable Effective Mine Closure: An Integrated Approach Glen Corder, Guy Boggs and Tom Measham, CRC TiME, Australia
(ENG) Developing an Incremental and Strategic Approach for Post-Mining Land Use Identification and Planning Jussara Januário, Ana da Silva, Rinaldo Fernandes, Sandra Ribeiro and Simone Picarelli, Vale, Brazil
(ENG) Prioritization Matrix for Progressive Closure of Geotechnical Mining Assets Sandra Ribeiro, Wesley Carvalho and Simone Picarelli, Vale, Brazil; and Ana Muniz and Isabella Vaz, Alvarez & Marsal, Brazil
(ENG) Tailings Dam Risk Mitigation Through Risk Informed Decision Making Cesar Oboni and Franco Oboni, Oboni Riskope Associates, Canada
(SPA) Demolition with Controlled Blasting of Hotel Placas Los Bronces Gustavo Villanueva, David Boggiano and Christian Homberger, Flesan, Chile
(SPA) Dismantling and Demolition Considerations in Pre-feasibility Studies for the Closure of Mining Sites Eduardo Fredes and Ignacio Lorie, Arcadis, Chile
(SPA) Frequent Aspects to be Solved in The Temporary Closure of Mines Álvaro Veizaga and Jorge Campos, Arcadis, Chile
Session 2: Physical Stability of Mine Wastes
(SPA) Analysis of the Physical Stability of the Mine Clearance Deposit, Mitigating the Landscape Impact: Case Study Estefanie Quiroz, Arcadis, Peru; and Edgar Quiroz, Minera Las Bambas, Peru
(SPA) Mine Waste Closure in The Peruvian Andes Paolo Leyva, Orlando Bravo and Alan Martinot, Klohn Crippen Berger, Peru
(ENG) Advancing the Mining Industry´s Transition to Sustainable Practices with Geosynthetics José Pablo George and Michael Dickey, Presto Geosystems, USA
(ENG) Hydrologic Design Criteria for Flood Control Structures in Mine Closure Plan Helvecio Duarte, Marcelo Diniz and Antônio Freitas, Golder, Brazil
(SPA) Development Milestones in an Intelligent Platform to Assess Physical Stability Towards Closure of Tailings Deposits Gabriel Villavicencio, Juan Palma, Pamela Valenzuela, Gabriel Hermosilla, Fernando Pacheco, Héctor Allende-Cid, Osvaldo Piña, Alex Carpanetti, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; Andrés León, Ricardo López, Gullibert Novoa, Sernageomin, Chile; and Gonzalo Suazo, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
(ENG) Post Closure Monitoring of Tailings Storage Facilities Using Distributed Fiber Optics Sensing Technology Sam Johansson, HydroResearch, Sweden; Michael Mondanos, Silixa, UK; and Zara Anderson, Silixa, Canada
(ENG) What Lies Beneath? Philip Lombard, GHD, Australia
Session 3: Water Management and Chemical Stability
(ENG) Are Pitlakes an Environmentally Sustainable Closure Option for South African Coal Mines? Andrew Johnstone, GCS, South Africa
(SPA) Challenges in the Design of Concrete Plugs for Closure of Mining Works in the Peruvian Andes: Case Study Edgar Quiroz, Minera Las Bambas, Peru; and Estefanie Quiroz, Arcadis, Peru
(SPA) Preliminary Simulation of The Flooding of An Open Pit Mine Sebastián Bustos and Ramón Díaz, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
(ENG) Monitoring and Modelling of Salt Migration from Compacted Bauxite Residue into a Soil Cover Wenqiang Zhang, Chenming Zhang, David Williams, Ximing Lei and Sebastian Quintero, The University of Queensland, Australia
(SPA) From Humidity Cells to Mine Drainage Modelling Under Hyper-Arid Conditions: A Method Review Ignacio Villalón, Óscar Benavente and Marcela Curotto, SRK Consulting, Chile
(ENG) Innovative Use of High Strength Woven Geotextiles in the Safe Closure of Sludge Lagoons Steve Kretschman, WSP, USA; Julie Kucera, Jaryd Brenden, Flint Technical Geosolutions, USA; and Albert Burger, Flint Technical Geosolutions, South Africa
Session 4: Closure of Tailings Deposits
(ENG) Tailings Deposit Closure Planning in Brazil: An Update in Legal Aspects and Site Advances Silmara Silva, Alexandre Matos, Alessandro Nepomuceno, Gabriel Mendonça, Leonardo Padula, Jose André Alves and Thiago Saraiva, Kinross Mining, Brazil
(SPA) Improved Knowledge of Tailings Through a Characterization Program Carlos Correa and Andrés Naranjo, Minera Escondida, BHP, Chile; and Camila González and Laura Inostroza, Bmining, Chile
(SPA) Economic and Environmental Analysis of Use of Stabilized Activated Sludge as a Cover for a Tailings Deposit Francisca Peña, Pablo Lecaros and Victoria Vásquez, Wood, Chile
(ENG) Planning and Transition to Closure of a Tailings Storage Facility in Tasmania Clem Cahill, Rob Longey, GHD, Australia; and Dan Tonks, Grange Resources, Australia
(SPA) Recovery of the Choquene Lagoon – Puno (Former Regina Mine Tailings Deposit) Rafael Armas, Marco Pérez, Cumbres del Sur, Peru; and Victor Narro, MINSUR, Peru
(ENG) Mine Planning with the End in Mind: Water Quality Management through Integrated Tailings and Mine Rock Storage
Tyler Birkham, Jeremy Mitchell, Jared Robertson and Mike OKane, OKane Consultants, Canada
Session 5: Stakeholder Engagement in Closure Planning
(ENG) Understanding Local Readiness for Closure: Initiating a Multi-Stakeholder Participatory Approach Sandy Worden, Sarah Mackenzie and Pam Bourke, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia; and Jonathon Crosbie, Benjamin Osgerby and Tracie Phillips, MMG, Australia
(ENG) Understanding Values in Post-Mining Economies from the Perspectives of Diverse Stakeholders Over Time Fran Ackermann and Marcus Barber, CSIRO, Australia; and Tira Foran, Curtin University, Australia
(ENG) Traditional Owner Engagement for Collingwood Tin Mine Closure Planning Geraldine McGuire, Sustainable Solutions Global, Australia; Tyson Smalley, CooperMurrayMitchell Environmental Consulting, Australia; Travis Warren, Engeny, Australia; Andrew Grabski and Tania Hall, Queensland Department of Resources, Australia
(ENG) Sullivan’s Twenty-Year Closure Journey Michelle Unger, Jason McBain, Michael Davies, Carleigh Whitman, Teck Resources, Canada
(ENG) Final Mine Void Forms and Future Land and Water Uses: Researching the Community Perspective Jess Reeves, Vaughan Reimers, Thomas Baumgartl and Monica Green, Federation University, Australia; and Damian Morgan, James Cook University, Australia
Session 6: Post-Closure, Monitoring and Maintenance
(SPA) Assessing And Updating of The State of The Biotic Environment and Soils In Closed Mines Ana Lilia Muñoz, José Tejero, Daniel Muñoz, Jesús Monterrubio, Alín Torres and Ana Muñoz, UNAM, Mexico; Jaime Ledesma, Luis Torres, Consultoría en Ambiente y Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Mexico; and Luis Alvarado, Peñoles, Mexico
(ENG) RES as a Hope for The Management of Mining Legacies Aleksandra Kozlowska-Woszczycka, Katarzyna Pactwa and Justyna Wozniak, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
(SPA) How to Improve the Management of Environmental Liabilities in Peru? Ricardo Labó and María Chappuis, Independent Consultant, Peru
(SPA) Preliminary Study of Geothermal Potential in The Flooded Mines of Arauco - Concepción Coal Basin Brayan Mora, Minera Piedras del Sur, Chile; and Ramón Díaz and Ramiro Bonilla, Universidad de Concepción, Chile
(ENG) Land Use Planning Options for Re-Mined Gold Tailings Footprints in South Africa
Stephanus van Wyk, Agreenco Environmental Projects, South Africa
Session 7: Mine Closure Standards and Regulations
(ENG) The New ISO Standard for Mine Closure and Reclamation Planning Dirk Van Zyl, University of British Columbia, Canada; Michael Nahir, Parsons Corporation, Canada; and Ian Hutchison, Hutchison Engineering, USA
(SPA) Review of Federal Policy on Mine Closure in Argentina Carolina del Valle, Newmont, Argentina; and Luciano Pafundi, Atlas Social Management Consulting, Argentina
(SPA) Mine Closure Planning and Mining Environmental Liabilities 20 Years after Closure Legislation in Peru Osvaldo Aduvire and Lizardo Cahuana, SRK Consulting, Peru
(SPA) Update of Chilean Mine Closure Law: Management of environmental liabilities and Circular Economy Paulina Riquelme, Jorge Brower and Mariela Garrido, Eelaw Medio Ambiente y Energía, Chile
(SPA) Chilean Mine Closure Law: An Opportunity to Include the Post-Mining Land Use Paulina Riquelme, Jorge Brower and Mariela Garrido, Eelaw Medio Ambiente y Energía, Chile
(SPA) Alternative Use of Non-Remaining Infrastructure in Mine Closure Law José Manuel Correa, IMAD Abogados, Chile
Session 8: Rehabilitation and Restauration
(SPA) Definition of the Remediation Objectives for Mine Closure Nicolás Ramírez and Athena Carkovic, Arcadis, Chile
(ENG) Mine Site Rehabilitation: From Closure to A Second Life in Industrial Activities Benoît Stevenin, Séché Environnement, France; and Frederik Evendt, Séché Group, Chile
(SPA) Indicators For Monitoring Forest Restitution: A Case Study in Sultepec, Mexico José Tejero, Alín Torres, Ana Lilia Muñoz, UNAM, Mexico; Luis Torres and Jaime Ledesma, Consultoría en Ambiente y Sistemas de Información Geográfica, Mexico; and Luis Alvarado, Peñoles, Mexico
(ENG) Abundance of Lichens and Mosses in the Restored Landscape around Base-Metal Smelters of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Peter Beckett, Tori Miller and Shelley Wainio, Laurentian University, Canada
(SPA) Strategy for the Rehabilitation and Landscape Integration of a Tailings Deposit in Atacama Claudia Ortiz, Universidad de Santiago, Chile; and Juan Palma and Pamela Valenzuela, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; and Claudio Masson, Compañía Minera del Pacífico, Chile
(ENG) Impacts of Soil Amendments on Mine Cover Systems: Erosion Control, Vegetation Establishment and Hydrologic Dynamics Cody Millar and Jeffrey McDonnell, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Michael Robeson, Profile Products, USA; and Andy Jung, Western Geosystems, USA
Technical Courses
Dismantling, Demolition and Decommissioning of Mining Facilities

Conducted by Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; and Flesan Minería, Chile

María Eugenia Ubilla, Environment Manager, Flesan Minería, Chile
Jorge Labarca; Operations Manager, Flesan Minería, Chile

Lessons Learned About Transitions of Social Aspects of Mine Closure Conducted by SMI-ICE-Chile

Francisca Rivero, Social Researcher and Project Coordinator, SMI-ICE-Chile
Nigel Wight; Social Researcher, SMI-ICE-Chile
Lucía Neme, Social Researcher, SMI-ICE-Chile