9th AMD Workshop

20-23 Nov. 2017, Burnie, Tasmania

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The Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland (Australian partner of the International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)) are pleased to advise details for the 9th Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage ‘Leading edge practice across resource cycles’.

13th International Mine Water Association Congress – “Mine Water & Circular Economy – A Green Congress”

June 25 to 30, 2017, Lappeenranta, Finland

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Mining and reliable mine water management are of outstanding importance for the Finnish and worldwide mining industry. Unknown to many outside Scandinavia, Finland is one of the most prominent European mining countries with commodities ranging from gold and silver to base metals and platinum group elements. Its political stability has made Finland a prominent country for exploration, with 40 to 50 projects currently under investigation. Its pristine landscape, especially in the arctic north of the country, requires a high environmental responsibility by the mine operators and the regulators, as Finnish people expect that their watercourses and forests are protected at all costs. IMWA’s 13th Congress will also focus on the experience that mining companies and researchers as well as consulters have gained in this highly vulnerable northern environment. But, as you are expecting, IMWA 2017 will cover all ranges of mine water topics that you think are relevant.

Conference Anaconda Uplands Field Tour in May 2017

May 7 to 11

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Dear Fellow Reclamationists: Below is a link to information on the Mine Design and Closure Conference website including a  short course by David Polster and a Conference Anaconda Uplands Field Tour in May 2017.  I attended Mr. Polster’s short course last year at the American Society of Mining and Reclamation Conference in Spokane and found it to be helpful in shifting my standard US reclamation grass-dominated forested environment reclamation paradigm.  I recommend anyone trying to reclaim forested areas of the northwestern US and Canada attend the short course.  In Montana, the Troy, Rock Creek, and Montanore mines could apply these techniques.  The mine area at Troy could be our first demonstration site using these techniques.  The Idaho Silver Valley Superfund site and the Anaconda, MT Uplands area could also use these techniques. 

Mr. Polster has also done some great riparian and steep slope stabilization work.  He has some good credentials: Past-President of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association, Board member of the Society for Ecological Restoration, etc.  Checkout his website at: http://polsterenvironmental.com/.