1st International Conference on Geotechnics of Tailings and Mine Waste, 2023

ISSMGE launched TC221 on Tailings and Mine Waste, in March 2020, with the aim of playing an important role in promulgating all geotechnical aspects associated with design, stability analysis, construction methods and conditions of closure of the resulting works for the storage of waste materials generated by mining processes.

Because of the pandemic, only online activities have been carried out (two webinars). Fortunately, it seems that now we can say that "normality" is back, so face-to-face events can be done again with little risk. In this context, we are now organizing the first International Conference on Geotechnics of Tailings and Mine Waste, to be held from 25th to 27th, October 2023 in Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Conference will take place in parallel with the Geomin Symposium, a Brazilian event that attracts different stakeholders and practitioners from the mining industry.


Please see details of the conference in the following link:



We know how difficult it is commonly to organize the agenda for the same year, but this is an event that addresses the key issues related to the stability of TSFs and waste rock dumps, and therefore your participation is definitely very important. We hope that you participate either by sending an article and/or attending this event in person.