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  • 23 Nov 2021 6:54 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

  • 04 Nov 2021 7:32 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    Considering the ongoing uncertainties associated with international travels in next year, the organising committee in consultation with INAP have decided to announce the 12th ICARD as a fully virtual conference from 18 -22 September 2022.

    Additional information can be found here.20211104 ICARD 2022 - E-zine 6.pdf

  • 12 May 2021 7:13 AM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    New Field Day Coming Up!

    Due to COVID restrictions easing SQLRG is happy to announce they are kicking off their popular Workshop’s in 2021.

    Although final plans are still being finalised, a workshop will be taking place on the 3rd – 4th of June at Cedar Grove near Jimboomba, QLD.

    The workshop will include a site visit to the wildlife wetlands bioretention project just south of Jimboomba with speakers specialising in bioremediation and ecology experts. For info:

  • 01 Oct 2020 8:01 AM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has advised that the 2021 Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships (Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships) are now open for application.  

    Up to two postgraduate scholarships are on offer in 2021, each up to a value of $35,000 per annum, for up to three years. These scholarships are to cover living expenses of the scholars rather than funding of the research being undertaken.

    Applications are sought by way of a brief proposal (no more than 10 pages in length) from postgraduate students who are undertaking, or are planning to undertake, research aligned to one or more of the 2021 Research Priorities (listed on the attached flyer and guidelines docs).

    Universities also have the option to submit a brief proposal for consideration, prior to identifying a student to undertake the proposed research.


    A flyer is attached for promotional purposes. Complete information on how to apply for the Minesite Rehabilitation Scholarships is available on the QRC website, by clicking here. This information includes the 2021 Research Priorities along with the Criteria for Proposals and Selection Process in the document entitled ‘2021 Postgraduate Scholarships Guidelines’. The ‘Standard Scholarship Agreement’, is also available for download which applies to each granted scholarship and covers the research project reporting milestones, scholarship payment schedule and addresses intellectual property issues.

    Please submit applications to


    Friday 11 December 2020. 

    University proposals are also due on this date. If the project is successful in proceeding to the next round of the selection process, universities will have until 22 January 2021 to nominate a student to the project.

    Please forward this information on to students or other potentially interested parties . For further information please email

  • 14 Sep 2020 7:30 AM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    NOTE: NOW POSTPONED TO 2022! The 12th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (12th ICARD) is taking place at The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, from 19th - 23rd September 2021. On behalf of the Organising Committee.

    The theme of ICARD 2021 "Proactive measures and lasting outcomes" reflects that the sooner work starts on implementing a well-designed, effective ARD control strategy the more likely it is that there will be sustainable benefits. While the operational life of most mines is usually measured in years or decades, the effective life control strategies and remediation works have to be measured in centuries.

  • 12 Oct 2019 12:22 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    The Queensland Tailings Group (QTG) will be holding an evening forum on Thursday 7 November discussing improved tailings dam monitoring to reduce the risk of failure.  Additional information can be found here.

  • 26 Sep 2019 7:57 AM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    The Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund provides scholarship support for postgraduate students engaged in coal mine rehabilitation research.

    For further information head to:

  • 26 Aug 2019 9:03 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    Registrations are now open for the 10th Australian Acid and Metalliferous Drainage workshop to be held on 23 - 26 March 2020 in Dubbo, New South Wales.  For further details visit the AMD Australia site or inquiries to

  • 22 Aug 2019 9:39 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    Since 2017, rainfall deficiencies have affected most of the New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian parts of the Murray-Darling Basin. These longer-term deficiencies extend to parts of the New South Wales coast, particularly in the Hunter and Illawarra districts, and to much of the eastern half of South Australia from Adelaide northwards.

    Today, and with the overwhelming support of its new committee, CQMRG donated $1,000 each to Drought Angels and Rural Aid.

  • 25 Mar 2019 5:39 PM | Stuart Ritchie (Administrator)

    Learn how erosion has been controlled at the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Coast Motorway (CR2SM), including an erosion sediment plan and re-vegetation methodologies.  Registrations due Friday 29 March -follow this link!

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