The 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration

Land Reclamation in Ecological Fragile Areas

The exploitation of mineral resources brings convenience and wealth to human. However, the construction and production of mine follows by destruction of the land and the damage of ecological environment. Land reclamation and ecological restoration not only makes the disturbed land reuse, but also it can improve the restoration of the destroyed ecological environment.

“The Belt and Road Initiative” in 2013 puts forward new requirements for the mining exploration and ecological environment protection. In order to promote the land reclamation and ecological restoration in mining areas. The 2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration” will be held on October 20-23 in Xi’an. The conference is hosted by China Coal Society and China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), jointly organized by Committee of Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration of China Coal Society, Xi’an University of Science and Technology and the Chinese Ecological Restoration Network (ER-CHINA). We will invite international and domestic professionals from academic organizations, research institutes, universities, relative government departments, industry and media for in-depth discussions and exchanges for a wide range of topics on land reclamation and ecological restoration policies and regulations, planning, theoretical research, technology development and application. This symposium will foucus on land reclamation in ecological fragile areas.

The symposium on land reclamation and ecological rehabilitation is a series of international conference, held every three years. The first symposium was held successfully on 16th - 19th October, 2014 in Beijing, China. The effect is remarkable. Nearly 60 foreign scholars from 15 countries and more than 300 domestic scholars to participate the symposium. The deep discussion and communication of mine restoration and land reclamation in China including legislation and practice, technology and theory and so on, promote the development of the mining area ecological environment and land reclamation.


Honorary Chair

      Peng Suping, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China



      Zhenqi Hu, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing), China


Robert G. Darmody, American Society of Mining and Reclamation, USA

W. Lee Daniels, International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists, USA

Raj Singhal, Mining and Mineral Industry Consultant, Canada 

Committee members

A. Hoppenstedt, Technical University of Berlin, Germany

AtaçBaşçetin, Istanbul University, Turkey

A.K.Waitkus, Environmental Consulting, USA

Bai Zhongke, China University of Geosciences(Beijing),China

BiYinli,China University of Mining and Technology(Beijing), China

BianZhengfu, China University of Mining and Technology,China

C.Drebenstedt, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Germany

Chang Jiang, China University of Mining and Technology,China

Chen Gang, University of Alaska at Fairbanks, USA

Chen Tongbin, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China.

C.Tsadilas, National Agricultural Research Foundation, Greece

C.M. Neculita, Research Institute on Mines and Environment (RIME), University of Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada

D. Mulligan, The University of Queensland, Australia

E.Topal,Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

Feng Zhongke, Beijing Forestry University,China

Gao Jixi, Nanjing Institute of Environment Science, China

HuangJinlou,Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences,Chinese Academy of Sciences,China

J. Skousen, West Virginia University, USA

K.Tursyn, Kazakh National Research Technical University, Kazakhstan

Li Shuzhi, China Coal Technology&EngineeringGroup,Tangshan Research Institute, China

Luo Ming,China Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Center,Ministry of Land and Resources,China

M.A.Naeth, University of Alberta, Canada

M.Osanloo, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran

Nilima. Chaturvedi, The Energy and Resources Institute, India

P. D. Stahl, University of Wyoming, USA

P. J. Beckett, Laurentian University, Canada

P.Sklenicka, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republic

P.P.Manca, DICAAR - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture - University of Cagliari, Via Marengo 2, Cagliari, Italy

S.K.Maiti, Indian Institute of Technology, India

S.Mišák, Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

S. L. Smith, British Land Reclamation Society, UK

V. Litvinenko, State University of mineral resources, Russia

Wang Yunjia,China University of Mining and Technology, China

Wang Shuangming, Shaanxi GeologicalSurvey, China

W.Wende, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany

Xu Youning, Xi'an geological survey center of China Geological Survey,China

Y. P.Chugh, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA

Zhao Tingning,Beijing Forestry University, China

Zhao Yanling, China University of Mining and Technology(Beijing),China

Zhou Lianbi, Department of Environmental Engimeering,Beijing General Research Institute of Mining&Metallurgy,China


A brief agenda as follows:

Detailed Program

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Oct. 20

14:00~22:30    Registration


Oct. 21

9:00~ 10:00 Opening Ceremony


  10:30~ 11:00 Coffee Break
  11:00~12:00 Plenary Session
  12:00~14:00 Lunch
  14:00~15:30 Plenary Session
  15:30~16:00 Coffee Break
  16:00~17:30 Plenary Session
  18:00~20:00 Dinner

Oct. 22

 9:00~ 10:30 Session


10:30~ 11:00 Coffee Break


11:00~12:00 Session


12:00~14:00 Lunch


14:00~15:30 Session


15:30~ 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00~18:00 Session

Oct. 23

    8:00~ 17:00        Technical Tour in Chanba in Xi'an(Optional)

    17:00~ 19:00       Back to Xi`an University of Science and Technology

Full Paper Submission

Conference proceedings published in the form of Hardbound abstracts volume + CD-ROM full papers, and will be transmitted to participants. Authors whose abstract has been accepted should submit their full paper before March 15, 2017.

Besides, at least one of the authors will register for the conference to pay for the published when you submit your full paper.

Please download the Author-Instructions-LRER2017 attached to complete your full paper. You can refer to the Sample Chaper file. And you should deliver one word file and identical PDF file. The file ' AUTHOR INSTRUCTIONS-Reference' in 'Author-Instructions-LRER2017' will help you prepare your full paper. Then please send paper,Consent form or Permission Request letter to the email:

Accordding to the thesis of submitted paper, number of topics was reduced to nine.Major topics are as follows:

·Mining impact on environment
·Monitoring, prediction and assessment of mining impact on land environment
·Mining methods and measurements to minimize the land and environment impact
·Mining and reclamation policies, regulations and standard
·AMD treatment
·Soil and landscape reconstruction
·Revegetation and biodiversity protection
·Subsidence land reclamation and ecological restoration
·Surface mined land reclamation and ecological restoration
·Solid wastes management, waste dump and tailings pond restoration
·Case study
·Abandoned mine land reclamation and ecological restoration
·Contaminated land remediation
·Reclaimed land monitoring and evaluation
·Land reclamation supervision
·Products and industrialization
·Education, technology transfer and international cooperation of mine land reclamation
·“The Belt and Road Initiative” and mine land Restoration

Important Dates

December 15, 2016      Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
January 15 2017    Notification of Paper Acceptance
March 15, 2017      Deadline for Camera Ready Manuscripts




China Coal Society

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)


Committee of Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, China Coal Society

Xi’an University of Science and Technology

Chinese Ecological Restoration Network (


International Affiliation of Land Reclamationists

American Society of Mining and Reclamation

International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment

International Journal of Coal Science & Technology

China Industry Alliance of Mine Environment Restoration


British Land Reclamation Society

Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, University of Queensland

China National Coal Association

Research Center for Eco-Environment Sciences, Chinese Academy of Science

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)

Institute of Tangshan Branch, China Coal Technology and Engineering Group Corp

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Beijing General Research Institute of Mining & Metallurgy

Contact us

Ms. Su Min

Chinese Ecological Restoration Network (
Tel: +86-18800003246
Address:9# Building,No.10 JianCaiCheng EastRoad, Xi Sanqi, Haidian District,Beijing P.R.China

Xiao Wu

China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)
Tel: +86-13911558318
Address:D11 Xueyuan Road Beijing 100081, P.R. China

Chen Qiuji,Ma Fei

Xi`an University of Science and Technology
Tel: +15029997015
Address: No. 58 Yanta Road, Xi'an, Shanxi Province, P.R.China