Paste 2024

26th International Conference on Paste, Thickened and Filtered Tailings
16–18 April 2024 | Melbourne, Australia


Information and deadlines for authors and speakers.


Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.


Information and registration for event attendees.

Conference Themes

  • Thickening and filtration
  • Rheology
  • Emerging issues and technology
  • Case studies
  • Surface disposal
  • Transportation
  • Instrumentation and monitoring of taillings
  • Underground and backfill

ACG Online Repository of Conference Proceedings

There is a range of papers from previous Paste conferences that are freely available to download from the Online Repository of Conference Proceedings.

Paste 2023 papers are freely available for download at

mXrap’s Paste Backfill Design app is designed to help engineers to do the following:

  • Calculate paste fill volumes and bund capacities.
  • Assess the fill stresses and stability for vertical and horizontal exposures.
  • Analyse UCS test results and fit a strength prediction model.
  • Assess the pressure and friction profile of the paste reticulation path.

Click here to learn more.

Paste 2023 was held in April/May 2023 in Banff, Canada. Click below to view the Paste 2023 supplement articles.

Click to view the event flyer.

On the Horizon…

Comprehensive Mine Fill Handbook


Co-editors Professor Yves Potvin and Dr Ryan Veenstra, together with world-wide mine fill experts, are writing a new and comprehensive technical publication to examine the evolution of mine fill practice over the last two decades. This handbook seeks to advance the safe, efficient, and economic application of fill within the mining community.


This comprehensive publication will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of mine fill application with a range of examples covering:

Mine Fill Within the Mining and Tailings Lifecycle


Professor Yves Potvin
Professor of Mining Geomechanics
Australian Centre for Geomechics

Dr Ryan Veenstra
Global Backfill Specialist

  • Mine fill constitutive materials
  • Classification and dewatering of tailings
  • Fluid mechanics of mine fill
  • Geomechanics of mine fill
  • Mine fill placement and risk mitigation
  • Mine fill management
  • Mine fill exposure stability
  • Cemented rockfill systems
  • Hydraulic fill systems
  • Cemented paste mine fill systems
  • Underground distribution system
  • Early age behaviour of hydraulic and paste fill and their containment

This publication will be a valuable reference for mining practitioners, early career geotechnical engineers, operating and regulatory professionals, consultants, academics, researchers and other mine fill peers.

Call for publication sponsorship. Email for the sponsorship prospectus.