News and Activities

Upcoming Events

  • The 2017 Conference on Sustainable Development for the Minerals Industry (SDIMI) will be held in Beijing, China, from June 25 to June 29, 2017.  The theme of the conference is Adapting Mineral Exploitation to Sustainability for Safety, Health, Environment and Community and the topics include (a)  Mineral extraction and sustainability  (b) Mine land stewardship and geohazard prevention (c) Safety, health, environment and community (d) Risk management and life cycle assessment (e) Best practices and sustainable mining practices (f) Social responsibility and accountability (g) Sustainable land use and raw materials supply (h) Inspection, certification and auditing (i) Fossil fuels and new energy for sustainability (j) Mineral and energy resources policy (k) Unconventional resources for sustainability (l) Resources, energy and emerging economies (m) Mine communities and good governance (n) Technology, education and capacity building. The first circular is available here.
  • The Organizing Committee for the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources {ESS:M&R Ill) has released a call for papers for the upcoming "Towards a Circular Economy" symposium/workshop. A circular economy has been defined as "an alternative to a traditional linear economy {make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, and then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life." {source: www.wrap.org.uk). More information is available here.
  • The North American Mine Ventilation Symposium is organized by the Underground Ventilation Committee (UVC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). Since the first Symposium in 1982, the UVC has sought to provide mine ventilation engineers and technicians in the underground coal, metal, and industrial mineral mining industry with the latest information and operating practices from the field and promote the exchange of ideas and research in a variety of related areas to include the monitoring of air contaminants, determining fresh air requirements, and producing power efficient ventilation and cooling systems. More information is available here.