Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014In September 2014, a new mining conference focused on the utilization of geosynthetics within this vital global engineering sector will convene. From 8-11 September 2014, the conference division of InfoMine will host Geosynthetics Mining Solutions. The conference will take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
This conference marks the first specialty focus of its sort targeted to the mining industry. It is also filling a void.
For many years, geosynthetic materials have been used in mining for a variety of essential operations: access roadway reinforcement, platform stabilization, environmental protection liners and GCLs, heap leach pad construction, and much more. Yet, geosynthetics have often been overlooked by technical committees involved in planning conferences for mining professionals.
Geosynthetics Mining Solutions 2014 aims to provide a place of direct, high-quality interaction and information transfer between geosynthetics manufacturers, suppliers, installers, designers, mine operators, construction firms, regulators, and other stakeholders.


Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract (300-500 words) by 24 February 2014. The conference theme is “Performance, Durability and Cost Savings.” A special emphasis will be placed on reporting scientific research, sharing case studies, and exchanging practical information. Examples of topics that will most likely be explored:

  • Tailings management
  • Heap leach
  • Waste rock facilities
  • Civil works at mines
  • Underground mine backfilling
  • Proper utilization of new and existing geosynthetic products and applications in the mining industry.


The Organizing Committee also invites interested parties to submit proposals for short courses to be held prior to the main conference. The short courses will take place on Monday, 8 September 2014. Proposals are due by 1 March 2014. Please send your course proposal to
Learn more at the event website—and share your experience with and learn from the international mining community.