International Mining Symposium

September 25 – 28, 2023 in Dresden


Innovative approaches towards sustainability


The remediation of mining sites is often a highly complex and technologically demanding task that depends on available technologies and economic conditions. Mine remediation aims at the necessary and permanent reduction of risks and impacts on people and the environment. From the planning phase through to the completion of the remediative work, it is important to also consider future challenges with a view to achieve a sustainable subsequent use of remediated sites. Innovative reuse of former mining sites, including the implementation of efficient energy concepts and the responsible use of resources, all increase the social acceptance of mineral extraction and its consequences.

The experience and skills gained in over 30 years of active mine rehabilitation will also be needed in future, forming the base of making mining sustainable. At the Symposium, innovative approaches towards sustainable mine remediation will be in the focus of attention.


The 5th International Mining Symposium WISSYM 2023 offers a platform for exchanging and discussing experiences in mining remediation for national and international remediation specialists, mining operators, scientists, representatives of authorities and administration as well as consulting engineers.





To participate in the conference you need to register in the WISSYM 2023 conference system (ConfTool). With this registration it is possible to register for the conference.


Hotel Pullman Dresden Newa
Prager Str. 2c | 01069 Dresden

Room contingent

Wismut GmbH has reserved a number of rooms at the conference hotel Pullman Hotel Dresden Newa available for conference participants at a special rate. Additionally, a number of rooms is available in the hotel ibis Dresden Zentrum.

Conference participants can reserve rooms at special rates in both hotels for the conference period up to 4th August 2023.

Participants are requested to book their hotel rooms in good time. Please do not forget to quote the booking code “WISSYM_PULL” or “WISSYM_IBIS” when making your reservation.  

Conference secretariat

Phone: +49 371 8120-108

Fax: +49 371 8120-107



Programme Committee

Head: Ulf Barnekow


The expert meeting is organized in cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Association Mining, Geology and Environment e. V. (VBGU)


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