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MWEN 40th Volume

In 2021 we will publish the 40th volume of our journal “Mine Water and the Environment”. For this celebration we want to publish each issue with its individual cover photo. In addition, we offer a 50% discount to all exisiting and to be members of the International Mine water Association IMWA.

The voting for the eight best images is closed now. The winners of the competition are:

Mike Moncur, Peter Klampfl, Eduardo Silva, Skousen Kruse-Daniels, Frank Kremer and Ulf Laube

Congratulations to all of you and thanks to each of the 277 colleagues who voted. Here you can see a draft of the “Mine Water and the Environment” covers for our 40th anniversary in 2021:

MWEN Cover 2021 MWEN Cover 2021 MWEN Cover 2021 MWEN Cover 2021

Here is a selection of our past covers from 1982 to 2020:

IJMW Cover 1982 MWEN Cover 1999 MWEN Cover 2000 MWEN Cover 2010

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 November 2020 09:32  

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News Flash

Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)