Call for abstracts

We are currently accepting abstracts for the Australian AMD workshop 2020. Abstract length is a maximum of 300 words and full papers will be between 4 - 7 pages.

Following suggestions from the industry and academia, the organising committee have decided to include extended abstracts in the technical program. This will provide the opportunity to submit a full manuscript to a journal or to the 12th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, which will be held in Brisbane in the following year (12th ICARD 2021;

  Topics of interest include       

  • ​INAP and Global Alliance updates 
  • Building better waste rock dumps and creating stable landforms
  • Mine planning and geometallurgy approach to prevent AMD
  • Case studies - lessons learned and leading practice
  • Scaling up predictions: from laboratory to field
  • New Technologies and approaches for AMD prediction
  • Community and regulatory perspective and feedbacks
  • Developing a business case to prevent and control AMD
  • Residual risk, mine closure and relinquishment
  • Improvement through collaboration - sharing the data
  • Young achievers forum: Innovative solutions for managing AMD
  • Waste neutralisation, remediation and rehabilitiation
  • Mine water treatment for acidity, metals, metalloids and sulfate
  • Applied mineralogy, geomicrobiology and nanoscale processes
  • Biogeochemical cycles, surface chemistry and ecotoxcity
  • Final void and pit lake processes, modelling and treatments
  • Unsaturated zone hydrology for optimised cover design and performance
  • Consequences of changing climate at various spatial and temporal scales
  • Tailings storage facilities and AMD management
  • Advances in instrumentation and monitoring technologies
  • Coal mining and AMD processes including saline drainage
  • Managing AMD at abandoned and inactive mines


Guideline for Abstract and Paper Submission

Guide for authors:

The deadline to submit abstracts is now the 15 November, 2019

To submit your abstract, please email to the following:


Key Dates

Abstracts Now Due:
November 15, 2019
Authors Notified
November 22, 2019
Draft Manuscript Due
December 20, 2019
Reviewed Manuscripts to Authors
January 24, 2020
Final Manuscripts Due
February 21, 2020