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14th International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Congress
9. November 2020 - 13. November 2020
The New Zealand minerals sector proudly welcomes Mine Water Specialists from around the globe to participate in the 14th Congress of the International Mine Water Association in Christchurch from 9 – 13 November 2020.
Our programme will include the broad water management themes typical of an IMWA congress and we will be showcasing our world leading research and deployment of innovative passive treatment technologies, excellence in waste rock and tailings storage, world class surface water and groundwater prediction and monitoring along with spectacular geochemistry.
Our minerals sector embraces operating in diverse natural conditions, a sensitive environment and with a watchful community of stakeholders. New Zealand rainfall ranges from dry to wet (6 m/a of rain) and climate from subtropical to seasonally below freezing conditions.
For the last 25 years, the environmental performance of the New Zealand minerals sector has been regulated by a proactive and stringent regime. These tight regulations and diverse natural conditions have placed our sector well to develop innovative and considered approaches to management of mine water both at surface and subsurface.
Come to New Zealand, participate in a world leading programme of mine water science and engineering, explore our diverse and innovative minerals sector and stay for some kiwi hospitality as well as our unique antipodean culture and the adventures that are so easy to find in our scenic country.
Best regards & Glückauf
Dr James Pope
Convener of IMWA2020 Organizing Committee