Papers and Presentations

A collection of environmental papers, publications and presentations released by Sonia Finucane and the team at Bioscope Environmental

Copies of or links to relevant material available upon request.

 

  • Finucane, S.J. and Belinda, B. (2016) When is it time to say enough is enough for historical mine rehabilitation and closure?  A Pilbara case study. In: Mine Closure 2016.  Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mine Closure, Perth, Western Australia.  Edited by A.B. Fourie and M. Tibbett.  15-17 March 2016.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2014) Perception of Risk.  The Need for Effective Communication of Contamination Risk during Stakeholder Engagement for Mine Closure Planning and Implementation.  Paper presented at the AMEC Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Conference, Perth, 1 April 2014.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2013) Leaving a Positive Legacy: Managing Stakeholder Engagement during Mine Closure Planning. Paper presented at the Mine Closure and Environmental Impacts Conference, Brisbane, 18-20 June 2013.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2013) Stakeholder Engagement to help obtain Closure Outcomes. Paper presented at the ACG Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Seminar and Workshops, Perth, 29 April – 3 May 2013.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2013) Building Partnerships for Effective Mine Closure. Opening presentation and workshop facilitation. Workshop held as part of the ACG Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Seminar and Workshops, Perth, 29 April – 3 May 2013.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2013) Leaving a Positive Legacy – Managing Stakeholder Engagement in Early Mine Closure Planning. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Social Licence & Stakeholder Engagement WA Conference, Perth, 12-14 March 2013.
  • Finucane, S., Soeprapto, P., Wiryanto, K. and Ainscough, T. (2011) Challenges and opportunities for mine closure planning in Indonesia.  Paper presented at the Sixth International Conference on Mine Closure, Lake Louise, Canada. 19-21 September 2011.
  • Finucane, S.J. and Santini, T.C. (2010) Corporate (ir)responsibility – what’s it really worth when times are tough?  Plenary paper presented at the Fifth International Conference on Mine Closure, Vina del Mar, Chile.  22-26 November 2010.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2009) Obtaining Approvals.  Paper presented at the Practical Soil Mechanics in Mining and Tailings Management for Operators Seminar held by Australian Centre for Geomechanics on 1-3 December 2009, Perth.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2009) Corporate (ir)responsibility – what’s it really worth when times are tough?  Workshop facilitator, grounding presentation presented at Break-out Session Three and summary presentation at plenary during the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure, Perth, Western Australia.  9-11 September 2009.
  • Finucane, S.J. and Pershke, D.F. (2009) Building the Business Case for Closure.  In: Mine Closure 2009.  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Mine Closure, Perth, Western Australia.  Edited by A.B. Fourie and M. Tibbett.  9-11 September 2009.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2008) Environmental Approvals for the Coburn Zircon Project.  Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Permit & Project Approval Conference 2008.  Perth, 29-30 October 2009.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2008) Thinking about the End before You Start: Integrating Closure Planning into Feasibility Studies and Environmental Impact Assessment.  In: Mine Closure 2008.  Proceedings of the Third International Seminar on Mine Closure, Johannesburg, South Africa.  Edited by A.B. Fourie, M. Tibbett, I.M. Weiersbye and P.J. Dye.  15-17 October 2008.
  • Becher, J., Finucane, S. and Jones, S. (2008) Maximising Sustainability in a Coal-fired Power Station.  Paper presented at the Art and Science of Impact Assessment.  28th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment.  4-10 May 2008. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Finucane, S. and Gallinger, R. (2006) Elephants and Ancients – A Case Study in Sustainable Mine Closure Planning at the Mupane Gold Mine, Botswana.  In: Mine Closure 2006.  Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure.  Edited by A. Fourie and M. Tibbett.  Perth, Western Australia.  13-15 September 2006: 793-801.
  • Finucane, S., Hardman, B. and Harley, D. (2006) Planning for Rehabilitation and Closure of the Coburn Mineral Sand Mine at Shark Bay, Western Australia.  In: Mine Closure 2006.  Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Mine Closure.  Edited by A. Fourie and M. Tibbett.  Perth, Western Australia.  13-15 September 2006: 359-370.
  • Finucane, S., Reichardt, M. and Elliott, P. (2005)   Key Environmental and Socio-economic Considerations in Planning for Sustainable Mine Closure.  In: Mining for Sustainable Development: Extracting More Benefit for Africa.  Proceedings of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa environmental workshop, Midrand, South Africa.  16-17 November 2005.
  • Finucane, S.J. (2004) Case Study: Cosmos Nickel Project.  Water Quality Monitoring at Lake Miranda.  Design Considerations and Key Findings.  Paper presented at the Australian Journal of Mining “Water Management in Mining” Conference, Perth, WA.  June 2004.
  • Finucane, S.J and Elliott, P.E. (2004) Key Environmental, Social and Economic Considerations in Sustainable Mining Operations and Closure.  Paper presented at the Goldfields Environmental Management Group Workshop on Environmental Management, Kalgoorlie, WA.  May 2004.
  • Finucane, S., Boisvert, M. and Ariyaratnam, K. (2003) Water Quality Monitoring at Lake Miranda.  Paper presented at the Australian Centre for Mining Environmental Research Workshop on Water Quality Issues in Final Voids, Salt Lakes and Ephemeral Streams, Perth, WA.  May 2003.

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