AusIMM Community & Environment Society

Notes from the AusIMM Community and Environment Society Chair
Welcome to the AusIMM Community and Environment (C&E) Society newsletter, containing an overview of activity from the first half of the year in the C&E space. Please take the time to visit the C&E section of the AusIMM Bulletin website and the articles featured in this newsletter. We have been working on a number of projects, keeping the committee very busy. Some of the projects of interest of late include: Providing input into the Mining Education Australia (MEA) Read More
Mirror-committee for development of ISO Standards on ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ initial meeting for Australia
Currently there is no global standard for ‘Mine closure and reclamation management’ and an opportunity to develop such a standard has been identified and initiated under ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation). It is recognised that at a site-specific level there are unique characteristics of each mine, its jurisdictional regulatory framework, and its environmental and socio-economic context. Each of these aspects influence the likely post-mining land use(s), the methods Read More
Oxfam Mining Symposium report
This year’s Oxfam Mining Symposium, titled ‘Sustainable Mining: Putting Gender on the Agenda’, was held at the Melbourne Business School on 21 April 2017. The symposium provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss how to effectively consider gender-specific impacts surrounding extractive projects, as well as an opportunity for industry representatives to share their current social development projects that have a gender-specific focus. Approximately 60 representatives from NGOs, Read More
C&E Society nomination for a Women in Industry Award
The C&E Society has nominated Corinne Unger (past C&E Society Chair) for a Women in Industry Award in the category of 'Industry Advocacy Award'. [caption id="attachment_10296" align="alignleft" width="200"] Corinne Unger.[/caption] The nomination recognises Corinne’s advocacy around abandoned mines: 'Corinne’s passion of the subject areas and ability to combine her technical, research, consulting and advocacy work, together with family commitments is inspirational to all Read More
Symposium on Geoengineering of Brown Coal 2017
Resources Engineering and Technology Group (RE&TG) Federation University Australia will be hosting a one day symposium on rehabilitation and closure planning on 6 June 2017 at Yallourn Power Station, Eastern Road, Yallourn, Victoria. The symposium provides an important early opportunity to learn more about rehabilitation initiatives that were put in place in 2016 based on recommendations generated from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry and the ongoing studies by the Latrobe Valley Coal Read More
New ICMM guidelines help mining companies consistently report on water management
In March 2017 the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) released 'A practical guide to consistent water reporting', which can be downloaded here (PDF). The document links corporate reporting of water metrics in frameworks such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) with industry specific aspects of mine site water management. The guide was produced to help mining companies prepare consistent and comparable water reports, and includes standard metrics and minimum disclosure Read More