IMWA - International Mine Water Association

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21   Link   Eastern Coal Council
22   Link   Eastern Mineral Law Institute
23   Link   GARD Guide
24   Link   Geological Society of America
25   Link   Geological Society of London
26   Link   Georgia Mining Association
27   Link   GISOS
28   Link   Global Environmental Innovation in Mining Network – GEIM
29   Link   GUG Association of Environmental Geosciences - Gesellschaft für UmweltGeowissenschaften
30   Link   Illinois Clean Coal Institute
31   Link   House Committee on Resources
32   Link   INAP - The International Network for Acid Prevention
33   Link   Info-mine
34   Link   Kentucky Coal Association
35   Link   Kentucky Coal Mining Museum
36   Link   Kentucky Mining Institute
37   Link   Leeds University Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering
38   Link   M-WINE Network
39   Link   Lignite Energy Council
40   Link   Minerals Bureau of South Africa
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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)