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MEI Online: MEI Conferences: Sustainable Minerals '20: Keynotes

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The first keynote lecture "The war on waste’ How could the mining industry respond?" will be presented by Dr. Anita Parbhakar-Fox, of the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Anita is the leader of the Geometallurgy, Geoenvironment and Mining program at the Centre for Ore Deposit and Exploration Science, University of Tasmania. Her research, supported by the ARC Research Hub for Transforming the Mining Value Chain, is focussed on mine waste characterisation to facilitate environmental conscientious mine planning and improved waste management practices. She has developed new tests and protocols in this area, particularly for acid rock drainage (ARD) prediction. Anita is also involved in identifying remediation options for legacy/ historical mine sites working with state government and mining industry partners. Most recently, she has been characterising a range of mine waste materials to re-evaluate their economic potential, as well as blending different waste streams and examining if this can reduce long-term environmental risks. Anita is committed to improving mine closure practices and in 2018 became a member of the Victorian Government’s Technical Review Board for Mine Rehabilitation.

Anita Parbhakar-Fox







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