About the Seminar

The ACG is proud to host the 21st International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings in Perth, 11-13 April 2018. This seminar represents a valuable opportunity for academics, designers, practitioners, consultants and suppliers to discuss best practice, improved methods and technology, all with an emphasis on safety, efficiency and environmental impact.

Seminar Themes

  • Thickening and filtration
  • Transportation
  • Rheology
  • Surface disposal
  • Underground and backfill
  • Closure and rehabilitation
  • Case studies
  • Emerging issues and technologies

Seminar Chair

Richard Jewell

Senior Consultant
Australian Centre for Geomechanics
At The University of Western Australia, Professor Jewell was responsible for establishing the Geomechanics Group within the Department of Civil Engineering in 1984, and subsequently the Australian Centre for Geomechanics in 1992. Throughout his professional career Richard has worked closely with the offshore oil and gas industry and the mining industry. Richard was the lead editor and contributing author of the three editions of the “Paste and Thickened Tailings – A Guide”. In 1999, he initiated and has since led the ACG’s annual paste and thickened tailings international seminar series.

As a senior consultant, Richard contributes to and promotes ACG research projects and its further training and education platform.

Keynote Speaker

Dr Gordon McPhail

Water, Waste and Land