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IMWA supports meetings that are not organised by IMWA but are of special interest for the mine water community. They are listed here.

Las Vegas, USA

2011-03-30 – 31

Mining Water Management Conference (15% discount for IMWA members)
http://www.mining-water-management.com
http://www.mining-water-management.com/13/program/2/program-download-form


Beijing, China

2011-03-02 – 03

2011 World Underground Mining Conference (5% discount for IMWA members)
http://www.underground-mining.org

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 February 2011 13:52  

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News Flash

Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)