Emma Gagen

Emma Gagen

Company: ICMM

Job title: Manager Closure and Water


Emma has a PhD in Environmental Microbiology and 12 years of experience in mine rehabilitation, land and water management developed through her post-PhD research in biogeochemistry and as a lecturer on environmental management in mining at the University of Queensland. Her work has focused strongly on the interface between academia and industry, with interdisciplinary projects based on harnessing biogeochemical processes for rehabilitation of iron ore mines in Brazil and accelerating the transformation of coal mine spoil into topsoil in Australia.

Before joining the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)  in 2022 as the Manager for the Closure and Water programs, Emma was Lead Technical Advisor in the Office of the Queensland Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, Australia focusing on best practice mine rehabilitation.


The role of mining in achieving a nature-positive future 9:30 am

Demystifying how to strengthen stewardship and coordinate at a landscape level to enhance stakeholder inclusion. Analyzing site and catchment-based approaches to be more aligned with the stewardship maturity framework and how it works with the water accounting framework. Read more

day: 26 April 2023