Symposium 2008 on Mines and the Environment -
When profitability rhymes with environment friendly
Just a few days before Québec Exploration 2008, Rouyn-Noranda will host, from November 2 to 5, 2008, the latest Symposium on Mines and the Environment.
The invitation comes from the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
During these four days devoted to sharing knowledge, delegates will ultimately be invited to find solutions that reconcile profitability and environmental protection.
The program for the Symposium 2008 on Mines and the Environment includes a trade show, field trips, short courses, and most importantly, a technical program that will enable participants to learn more about tailings, underground backfill, waste rock, water quality, site rehabilitation, new trends, as well as policies and regulations.
To find out more about the symposium program or to register, take a look in CIM publications. You can also contact Chantal Murphy (CIM) directly by phone at
The Symposium 2008 is the result of a collaborative effort involving the NSERC Industrial Chair – Polytechnique – UQAT Environmental and Mine Waste Management, the Unité de recherche et de service en technologie minérale (URSTM), the Association minière du Québec (AMQ), the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) Program, the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF) and industry.