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audienceIMWA organises a Congress every 3 years and Symposia between the Congresses. In addition, IMWA co-organises other Congresses or Conferences and participates in the organisation of other mine water related meetings.

At each IMWA Congress or Symposium peer reviewed or edited Proceedings volumes are produced. Click the menu entries on the left to see the contents of those IMWA Proceedings. Printed copies of the proceedings are available through our partner Curran Associates Inc. IMWA members get a $US65 discount when ordering proceedings from there.

Each IMWA meeting and co-organised meeting offers special subscription rates for IMWA members. Those subscription rates are substantially cheaper than the normal conference fees. Subscribing as an IMWA member before an IMWA conference therfore might save you or your employer a lot of money. To become an IMWA member, visit the “Membership | Payment | Statutes” link on the left navigation panel.

IMWA’s next Congresses and Symposia

IMWA 2016 IMWA Conference 2016
Leipzig — Germany (2016-07-10 – 15)
ICARD IMWA 2018 13th IMWA Congress 2017
“A Green Congress”
Mikkeli — Finland (2017-06-12 – 16)
ICARD IMWA 2018 11th ICARD | IMWA Conference 2018
Johannesburg — South Africa (2018-09-03 – 07)
Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 09:43  

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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)