The Annual Conference of the International Mine Water Association provides the best platform to present the latest developments in mine water technology, as well as exchange knowledge and experiences from practical implementations and scientific projects.
The title of IMWA2016 Annual Conference is
Mining meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions
as Germany has an outstanding expertise in both, engineering and environmental technologies.
Mineral resources are needed in almost all fields of modern life. With the demand for resources continually increasing, the requirements for efficiency and sustainability also increase. Therefore, today’s mining projects have to combine efficiency and environmentally sound techniques.
Mine water management has a long tradition in German mining. Dewatering technologies and treatment methods for mine waters are being constantly developed to ensure secure and sustainable mining and to preserve water ressources.
The region of Freiberg has been famous for mining for over 500 years. The mines in the rich ore mountains supplied the local industry with silver, metals and industrial minerals. Today one of the great concerns of the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg is innovation in mining as well as environmental aspects.