IMWA - International Mine Water Association

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IMWA’s Objectives and Aims


  • Increased protection of the environment against the impact of mine drainage and related activities
  • Improved utilisation of mine waters
  • Improved technology and economy of mine drainage operations
  • Improved exploitation of mineral deposits consistent with the desirable standards of safety against water hazards


  • To promote the development of science and technology concerned with water in mining
  • To promote, develop and coordinate cooperation among persons and organisations of different countries, engaged in scientific or engineering work in the field of mine water problems and related sciences
  • To encourage and facilitate research, education and training related to all scientific and practical problems of water in mining and allied operations
  • To promote implementation of improved technology to mine drainage practice
  • To promote exchange of scientific and engineering information
  • To encourage the exchange of visits of persons between the countries, either as individuals or teams
  • To organise international meetings and to promote regional and national conferences and symposia with international participation
  • To promote publication and distribution of papers and discussions relating to the objectives of IMWA
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:48  

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