IMWA - International Mine Water Association

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81   Link   University of Saskatchewan
82   Link   Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining
83   Link   Virginia Mining Association
84   Link   Virginia Tech Department of Mining and Mineral
85   Link   West Virginia Coal Association
86   Link   West Virginia University Department of Mining Engineering
87   Link   Western Australia Department of Industry and Resources
88   Link   Western Australian School of Mines
89   Link   Wyoming Mining Association
90   Link   GARD Guide
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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)