Aquatic ecosystems as a post-mining land use

Water infrastructure such as clean water storages, sediment ponds and residual mine voids are often left in place after mining. Water infrastructure can potentially provide aquatic habitat, host functional and sustainable aquatic ecosystems and provide ecosystem services. The Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner is undertaking work to consider what the attributes of a viable ecosystem are and how aquatic habitat or ecosystem services may be demonstrated.

Publications will be made available here once completed.

Implications for leading practice

These documents distil the work undertaken on a particular topic and present our views on how it may be used by those working towards leading practice rehabilitation.

Technical papers

These documents present academic and expert industry knowledge of technical facets regarding leading practice rehabilitation.

Student reports

These documents are outputs of student projects undertaken as part of industry placements.

Conference papers

These documents are papers we have presented at conferences.

Journal articles

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