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Water in Mining 2016 will cover water sustainability issues in mining.


The 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining, Water in Mining 2016, creates a space to identify trends, better practices, methodologies and technologies that are used in the water management in mining.

November 13 2015

The 5th International Congress on Water Management in Mining, Water in Mining 2016, that will take place from May 18-20 in the Hotel Grand Hyatt, Santiago, Chile, will focus on the development of a much more sustainable water management in the mining cycle.

The Conference will address topics relating to integral water management throughout the mining life cycle:; desalinization and seawater use; alternative water supply; efficient water use and water recycling; water accounting; mine dewatering; acid rock drainage prediction, prevention and treatment; water footprint and cost-effective water management.

The Executive Committee of Waterinmining 2016, will be preceded by Mauricio Gironás, Concentrator and Port Manager, Candelaria and Ojos del Salado Mines, Lundin Mining; while Neil McIntyre, Director of the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, (SMI), The University of Queensland; and Virginia Ciminelli, Director of the National Institute of Science and Technology on Mineral Resources, Water and Biodiversity, INCT-Acqua, Brazil, will participate as Co-chair.

Water in Mining 2016 is organized by the Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry, Sustainable Minerals Institute (CWiMI), University of Queensland; the National Institute of Science and Technology on Mineral Resources, Water and Biodiversity; and Gecamin.

The last version of Water in Mining that took place in 2014, brought together over 440 participants from 21 countries and there were more than 60 presentations.