- Lead to a better understanding of the adequacy of uranium sources (both primary and secondary) to meet future demand;
- Provide information on geological models, new exploration concepts, knowledge and technologies that will potentially lead to the discovery and development of new uranium resources;
- Describe new production technologies that have the potential to more efficiently and sustainably develop new uranium resources; and
- Document the environmental compatibility of uranium production and the overall effectiveness of progressive final decommissioning and, where required, remediation of production facilities.
Uranium markets and industryUMI
Supply and demand;
Economics of production;
Financing of uranium projects;
Petro-mineralogical studies; Geochemical research; Genetic models and Uranium provinces
Advances in exploration and uranium mineral potential modellingEXP
Geophysical exploration; Geochemical exploration; Exploration success stories and Mineral potential modelling
Evaluation of uranium resourcesEUR
Estimation of resources; International reporting standards; and Conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
Uranium mining and processingUMP
Conventional mining developments and Ore processing developments, including heap leaching.
Uranium production based on in situ leaching (ISL)ISL
ISL techniques and ISL case studies.
Thorium and rare-earth element (REE)-associated resourcesTHR
International and national initiatives; Thorium resources; Thorium utilization scenarios and policies; By-products of thorium extraction (uranium, REEs, etc.)and Thorium long term storage programmes
Health, safety and environmentHSE
Radon and mine ventilation; Tailings and waste management; Risk-based assessments; Regulatory issues and Managing legacy issues.
Social licensing in uranium productionSLU
Stakeholder communications; Social return and Case studies.
Education and training in the uranium production cycleETU
National and International activities.
Uranium from unconventional resourcesUUR
Recover of uranium as a by-product;
Uranium extraction from phosphoric acid;
Uranium from seawater.
The Future of uranium — Focus on development of greenfield sitesFUG
Present status of development of greenfield sites and Opportunities and challenges.