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A note of thanks from the Organizing Committee

The Executive Committee for the First International Congress on Planning for Closure of Mining Operations, Planning for Closure 2016 appreciates the participation of the over 175 attendees from 16 countries, which were part of the congress held at Hotel Grand Hyatt Santiago in Chile.

In this opportunity, 54 lectures, 11 plenary presentation and 1 panel discussion formed the program, which included recent case studies and experiences related to closure planning, cost of closure, reclamation and relinquishment and other related topics.


We are particularly grateful to:


  • The authors, for their invaluable technical contributions and willingness to share their knowledge and experiences
  • The technical committee, for their collaboration to the revision of abstracts and articles
  • The advisory committee, for their contribution in promoting the congress
  • The co-organizing institutions, Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, SMI, Australia and Universidad de La Serena, Chile
  • The sponsors, for their generous support
  • Media partners, for their assistance in promoting the congress

Lastly, but certainly not least, we would like to thank all delegates for their contribution to the technical discussion of presented works, which contributed to the success of the first Planning for Closure congress.


Executive Committee

Planning for Closure 2016