BC is Canada’s single largest exporter of coal, largest producer of copper and the only producer of molybdenum. Source: NRCan

Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments

April 15, 2013 to April 17, 2013

This is the first of a new conference series to examine and share successes in mine water management in extreme environments. The thematic areas include:

  •         Extremely dry settings
  •         Extremely wet settings
  •         Extremely cold settings
  •         Extremely complex hydrogeological conditions (e.g.. karst)
  •         Extremely challenging geochemistry

The conference will provide a forum for presentation and discussion about successful practices that enable responsible mining to be undertaken in challenging environments, while minimizing water use and/or preserving water resources. All aspects of mine water management, including hydrology, hydrogeology, diversion, containment, water conservation, minimization of water quality impacts, seepage interception and treatment may be addressed. Management of water associated with mine dewatering, waste rock and tailings are of particular interest.

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Lima, Peru