Freeport-McMoRan’s (a TAILENG BIP) summer internship program application process is open, please see details at:


Prof. Antonio da Fonseca, TAILENG’s advisory board member recently collaborated with the CIMNE/UPC group on the: “Computational analyses of Dam I failure at the Corrego de Feijao mine in Brumadinho”. Details can be found at:


TAILENG is part of the organizing committee for the 7th International Conference on Tailings Management, Tailings 2021, to be held on September 1-3, 2021. See more details on :


TAILENG successfully offered its first course for the calendar year 2021 on the fundamentals of tailings engineering. The course had more than 70 participants, which included mine operators, consultants, and students. See course feedback here [link]


TAILENG participated in the 2020 Tailings Mine and Waste conference. TAILENG Steering Committee and Advisory Board members were involved in the following papers:

  • TAILENG Mine Tailings Database.
  • Dynamic Effective Stress Analysis of a Centerline Tailings Dam-Case Study
  • Hydrologic Predictions of Water Content and Oxygen Concentration in a Geowaste Test Pile
  • All Hands on Deck!- A Semi Quantitative Attempt to Characterize the Impeding Quantified Tailings Professional Resource Shortage

Conference proceedings are available at:


TAILENG Steering Committee and Advisory Board members published two articles in the SME Mining Engineering magazine discussing the role of tailings engineers, read the articles here:


Dr. Jorge Macedo (as TAILENG’s chair) was interviewed by the Science Magazine, see the article discussing mine tailings here: