Sudbury 2003 - Mining and the Environment

Venue: Laurentian University

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 25, 2003 End Date/Time: May 28, 2003
Registration Date: May 28, 2003
Early Registration Date: Feb 14, 2003
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 14, 2002
Paper Submission Date: Nov 29, 2002
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Mining and the Environment III &
Annual Meeting of the CLRA
May 25 - 28, 2003
Laurentian University - Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

2nd Announcement and Final Call for Papers

Sudbury 2003 - Mining and the Environment
Building on the success of Sudbury '95 and '99, the objective of the Sudbury 2003 is to bring together technical experts from around the world to address mine rehabilitation and environmental protection issues with a focus on sustainability.

The Canadian Land Reclamation Association/Association canadienne de réhabilitation des sites dégradés (CLRA/ACRSD) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 1975. The Association encourages personal and corporate involvement where reclamation or rehabilitation of disturbed lands is planned or implemented. Members meet annually for technical discussion, information exchange and personal interaction. Local activities occur in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario where there are active provincial chapters.

Centre for Environmental Monitoring (CEM) was founded in 2000. CEM is engaged in interdisciplinary research that uses the superb natural laboratories of the region to study the effects of both emissions and of abatement technologies on both affected and near-pristine land systems, as well as on human health issues. The CEM goal is to bring together key researchers in disciplines allied to ecosystem management such as terrestrial and aquatic biology, ecology, environmental chemistry and toxicology, earth sciences and radiation biology to move from a fragmented approach to a holistic focus on ecosystem management. CEM also continues the tradition of working with industry and community partners to create and develop new technologies to meet environmental regulations and preserve ecosystems.

Ground and Water Remediation
Ecosystems - Health Evaluation and Restoration Technologies
Sustainability: Mining and Society
Challenges - technical, economic, and social to mining at the frontier
Reclamation Issues for oil and natural gas exploitation
Aquatic Toxicity: legislation and reporting
Aggregate Pits and Quarries - Creating the Next Landscape
Environmental Data Management Systems
New Technology - Old Problems
"Cradle to Grave" mine management
Potential Climate Change Impacts for Mining
Acidic Drainage
Waste Management

Abstract Submission Requirements :
FINAL DEADLINE for abstracts submission is June 14, 2002.
Submissions should include:
- contact name
- organization
- address
- phone number
- facsimile
- email address
Indicate preference for oral or poster presentation
A primary contact must be designated on all submissions.
Abstracts must be no more the 300 words.
See for example of abstract.
Abstracts should preferably be submitted in MS Word 2000 or earlier version. (ascii text will also be accepted)
Abstract can be sent by email, mail or facsimile.
Primary contacts will be notified of submission acceptance by August 2, 2002.
CLRA Student Abstract Contest
Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) will be sponsoring a student paper contest. Students must indicate eligibility.

June 14, 2002 - Final day for abstract submission.
August 2, 2002 - Notice of acceptance to authors.
November 29, 2002 - Final date for submission of manuscripts for inclusion of proceedings.
February 14, 2003 - Early Registration is DUE.
May 23, 2003 - Conference short courses commence.

Possible Field Trips:
Oil Sands (Northern Alberta) - Tour of extraction and reclamation activities.
Raglan Mine (Northern Québec) - Tour permafrost mining operations.
Elliot Lake - Tour reclamation and underwater tailings disposal at closed uranium sites.
Timmins - Tour active and closed base metal mine sites.
Aggregate tour of Manitoulin Island - Visit operations at sites.
Sudbury Regional Reclamation Tour:
Option 1- Ground tour of regional sites.
Option 2- Aerial tour, with ground visits, to regional sites.
Killarney Area - Visit Killarney Park region.

Proposed Short Courses:
Aquatic Toxicity and Environmental Effects Monitoring - Review of principles, methods and applications of effluent regulations (MMERs)
MEND Case studies - Long-term performance of dry and wet covers.
Community & Environmental Health Effects of Mining - Review of processing sources, impact/environment toxicology, technologies and methods for monitoring and remediation.
Effective Public Consultation - Discussion of public consultation methods with members of government, industry and community associations.
Environmental Monitoring Methods - Objective review of current and new methods and technologies.
Mining Association of Canada - Review / update of new operations, maintenance and surveillance guidelines for tailings.
Aggregate Workshop - Operational guidelines for sound environmental management.
Phytoremediation - Principles and applications for metal contaminated and hydrocarbon contaminated sites.
Jobs in the Environment Field - Overview of knowledge requirements for environmental workers.

Sudbury 2003
Laurentian University, Room F217
935 Ramsey Lake Rd
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6
Telephone: (705) 675-1151 x 5054
FAX: (705) 673-6530


935 Ramsey Lake Road

Additional Information

IMPORTANT INFORMATION Travel - Air Canada is the Sudbury 2003 conference airline. Please quote # CV290388 Registration - (Fees in Canadian Currency) Registration - (Fees in Canadian Currency) Conference only: Early Registration: $425 Regular Registration: $475 Early Student: $75 Regular Student: $100 One Day: $175 Short Course (Full Day): $175 Short Course (Half Day): $75 Conference plus University Single Accommodations: Early Registration: $500 Regular Registration: $550 Early Student: $150 Regular Student: $175 Accommodations only: University Single Accommodations: $25/extra night Commercial Accommodations: $75-100/night TRADE SHOW Exhibit booths will be available to showcase the latest in environmental protection products and services. Rates: 8x10 - $1100 ($900 before October 18, 2002) 8x20 - $1950 For Show Information: DAC Marketing Ltd. P.O.Box 2837, Station A, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3A 5J3 Tel: (705) 673-5588 Fax: (705) 525-0626 Cell: (705) 688-2260 Email: