The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy will be hosting the 4th Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry Conference in a bid to improve the capacity of the minerals sector to contribute to the global goal of sustainable development.
SDIMI 2009, being held from 6-8 July at the Sofitel Gold Coast, will bring together technical professionals, academics and policymakers from mining jurisdictions around the world.
According to the AusIMM’s conference chair professor David Brereton, SDIMI 2009 will address challenging themes including that of developing technically sound, globally consistent and economically viable solutions to the sustainable development challenges facing the minerals sector and its many stakeholders.
Other core themes to be brought to attention at SDIMI 2009 will include system perspectives, sustainability indicators and designing for sustainable development.
“SDIMI 2009 will help drive leading practice and knowledge transfer for the minerals sector. It is an essential Conference forum for ensuring that the industry has the capacity to sustain and optimise leading practice in this area,” Brereton said.