Conference Themes

  • Site Characterisation
  • Risk Assessment and Characterisation
  • Human Health Effects of Exposure to Contaminants
  • Soil and Sediment Assessment and Remediation
  • Groundwater Assessment and Remediation
  • Soil and Waste Treatment Facilities
  • Landfills, Containment and Geotechnical
  • Environmental Drilling
  • Sustainability
  • Regulatory and Legal
  • Communication and Social
  • Emerging Environmental Issues
  • Mine Site Remediation and Rehabilitation

Site Characterisation

  • Advances in Site Characterisation
  • High Resolution Site Characterisation
  • Advances in Vapour Sampling
  • Site Characterisation Requirements for Remediation Options Assessment
  • Geotechnical Considerations for Site Assessment and Remediation

Risk Assessment and Characterisation

  • Advances in Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Advances in Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Vapour Intrusion Modelling and Risk Characterisation
  • Ground Gas – Determining Risk and Response
  • Uncertainties in Risk Modelling and Assessment
  • Emerging and Priority Contaminants – Assessment and Impacts
  • Assessing the Risk Associated with Containment of Contamination
  • Assessing the Risk Perceived by Various Stakeholders

Human Health Effects of Exposure to Contaminants

  • Case Studies – Effects of Contaminants on Human Health
  • Bhopal Incidence
  • Arsenic
  • Asbestos
  • Benzene
  • Psychological
  • Legal
  • Perception

Soil and Sediment Assessment and Remediation

  • Advances in Soil and Sediment Assessment and Remediation
  • Geochemical Assessment of Sediment for Reuse and Disposal
  • In-situ and Ex-situ Soil and Sediment Remediation Case Studies
  • Asbestos-IN-Soil (ASBINS) – International and Local Management with Case Studies
  • Advances in Bioremediation and Phytoremediation
  • Technical, Economic and Community Challenges for In-situ Remediation
  • Increasing Soil Disposal Costs – Implications and Solutions
  • Acid Sulphate Soil

Groundwater Assessment and Remediation

  • Advances in Groundwater Remediation Technologies
  • In-situ Remediation Technologies and Their Design Considerations
  • Nanotechnology for Remediation
  • Permeable Reactive Barriers
  • Metal(loid) Assessment and Remediation in Groundwater
  • LNAPL Assessment and Remediation in Groundwater
  • DNAPL Assessment and Remediation in Groundwater
  • Contamination Arising from Coal Seam Gas Extraction
  • Treatment of contaminated water

Soil and Waste Treatment Facilities

  • The Establishment of Soil and Waste Treatment Facilities in Australia
  • The Relationship Between Landfills and Treatment Facilities
  • Implications for On-site Treatment and Containment

Landfills, Containment and Geotechnical

  • Landfill Gas Assessment and Risk Level Characterisation
  • Measuring Landfill Gas Flow-Rate and Variability
  • Solutions to Landfill Gas Risks
  • Groundwater Contamination Characterisation and Risk Assessment
  • Assessment Methods for Characterising Landfills
  • Geotechnical and Other Considerations for the Reuse and Rehabilitation of Landfills

Environmental Drilling

  • Advances in Environmental Drilling
  • Installation, Development and Maintenance of Horizontal Wells
  • Application of Environmental Fraccing to Soil and Groundwater Remediation


  • Implications and Results of Incorporating Sustainability Considerations
  • Case Studies - Applying the Principles of Sustainability
  • Brownfield Remediation
  • Sustainable and Green Remediation

Regulatory and Legal

  • The Site Audit Process – Clearing Up the Misunderstandings
  • The Australian Regulators' Looking Glass
  • Coal Seam Gas Extraction and Groundwater Resource and Quality Management – Legal Developments
  • In-situ Remediation – Residual Liability Considerations
  • Impaired Assets – Assessment & Remediation Costs, Timing and Ongoing Liabilities

Communication and Social

  • Concerns, Perceptions, Stigma and Societal Behaviour
  • Community Consultation and Contaminated Site Remediation
  • Societal and Economic Factors Impacting Remediation and Management
  • The Risk Factor – Risk as Determined by a Purchaser
  • Property Values

Emerging Environmental Issues

  • Groundwater-surface water connectivity
  • Inter-aquifer connectivity
  • Land-use intensification and change
  • Surface and sub-surface groundwater dependent ecosystems and ecosystems services
  • Managed aquifer recharge
  • Carbon and toxic waste sequestration
  • Hydraulic fracturing for gas extraction
  • In-situ leaching
  • Climate change
  • Diffuse contamination
  • Mining impacts
  • Radiological contamination

Mine Site Remediation and Rehabilitation