International Mine Water Association

The International Mine Water Association (IMWA) headquarters can be found in Wendelstein, Germany and was founded in 1979 in Granada, Spain. Members of the IMWA all share the same interest, mine water and mine drainage issues and all the members have different backgrounds, skills and specialized expertise and range from science to engineering.

The IMWA has 518 members which include mining company employees, government regulators and scientists, pragmatic consultants and academic researchers. African Pegmatite is one of the 518 members of the IMWA. All members receive a quarterly journal and discounts on all annual Congresses and Symposia.

The IMWA focuses on diverse aspects of mine water, which include chemistry, potential reuse, hydrology, biology and environmental aspects as well as how to control production in the best possible way through treatment, prediction and management.

The objectives and aims of the IMWA include;

  • Improve utilisation of mine water
  • Promote publication and distribution of research relating to IMWA
  • Encourage individuals or teams to exchange visits
  • Arrange international meetings to promote conferences and symposia with international participants
  • Encourage research, training and education related to any water in mining and allied operations.
  • Promote the exchange of engineering and scientific information and more…

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