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IMWA 2013 Sponsors

Schlumberger Water Services AngloGold Ashanti North America Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Co. Barrick DHI Golder Associates Newmont Sigmund Linder CH2M HILL Horsehead Corp. Colorado Mining Association DHI-WASY GmbH

IMWA 2013 Affiliates

Kentucky Coal Association Nevada Water Resources Assocation National Ground Water Association The International Network for Acid Prevention American Society of Mining and Reclamation

IMWA2013 - Reliable Mine Water Technology

August 5 - 9, 2013


IMWA 2013, the annual conference of the International Mine Water Association will take place at the Colorado School of Mines Green Center on August 6-9, 2013.

Conference Brochure
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The Conference presents and shares research and practice in reliable mine water technology,  including mine water engineering and science, mine water management, and mine water environmental protection. The theme of this year's conference is "Reliable Mine Water Technology", which will showcase the state-of-the-art in mine water technology in seven topic areas: Regulation and Permitting, Hydrology, Geochemistry, Treatment, Operations, Closure, and Mined Hydrocarbon Produced Water. IMWA 2013 is directed toward people active in mine water research, permitting, mine operations, mine waste management, and mine closure, including those in the mining industry, government, academic, consulting, and stakeholder communities.

Click here to download a copy of the brochure for IMWA 2013, which includes a full conference description and registration information.

Conference Program

The Conference will open with a broad overview session and keynote presentations on Tuesday morning, followed by technical sessions on Tuesday afternoon. A mid-conference mine water tour to the Leadville mining district will take place on Wednesday, followed by technical sessions on Thursday and Friday, with the closing on Friday afternoon. Professional development workshops and short courses will be conducted preceding the Conference on Sunday and Monday (August 4 and 5), and the post-conference "Mines, Mountains, and Springs" tour of the Rocky Mountains is available on Saturday through the following Tuesday (August 10 - 14).

The Conference Program, containing the schedule, themes, sessions, excursion, and location, is available here.

Papers and Posters

Over 200 technical papers and case studies have been accepted for presentation in the oral and poster sessions at IMWA 2013. The titles, authors and abstracts of the oral papers can be viewed by topic area here, and the poster information can be viewed here. The papers and posters will be compiled into conference proceedings that will be published and available to delegates at the conference.

Pre-Conference Workshops and Short Courses

Eight pre-conference workshops are available on Sunday August 4 and Monday August 5 on the topics of pit lake modeling, microbial ecology, FEFLOW modeling, solution mining geochemistry, passive water treatment, general water treatment, and design and construction of economic dewatering wells. Learn more…

Mid-Conference Tour

The one-day mid-conference tour will visit the famous Leadville Mining District and will inspect three sites: the operating Freeport-McMoRan Climax Molybdenum Mine and its alpine water management system; the Leadville National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum; and the Leadville Mine District Superfund Cleanup, including drainage tunnels, surface reclamation, and water treatment. Learn more…

Post-Conference Tour

The Post-Conference "Mines, Mountains, and Springs" Tour will feature a four-day tour through the spectacular Rocky Mountains, visiting a major historic metal mine, jeep-touring the high Rockies, visiting a major operating gold mine, and relaxing in three different hot springs. The tour will provide first-hand experience of state-of-the-art mine water management practices and environmental protection. Learn more...

Accompanying Persons Program

Accompanying persons may enjoy experiencing the sights and sounds of the Front Range of the Rockies. Available tours include Golden and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Georgetown Train and the Argo Mill; Rocky Mountain National Park; and the Denver Art Museum/Clyfford Still Gallery. Learn more…


IMWA 2013 Conference will be held at the Green Conference Center on the campus of Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Golden is a delightful small university city located at 5,700 feet (1,740 meters) elevation, so weather in August is dry and warm to hot (80°F/25°C) during the day, and cool (55°F/17°C) in the evenings. Learn more...

Fees and Registration

Registration for the Conference is open now. For information about fees, options, and payment methods is available, click here...


The Conference provides opportunities for sponsorships at various levels, and there are also opportunities to sponsor speakers, sessions, the Conference Dinner, the Mid-Conference Tour, the Post-Conference Tour, Conference Satchels, Satchel inserts and other items. Learn more...


The Conference venue provides nearly 8,000 square feet of exhibition space. Fifteen firms engaged in all aspects of mining and water management will be exhibiting at IMWA 2013, and more can be accommodated.Learn more...

Travel and Accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, and lodging. Additional information is available through the links below.

International Participants

Conference participants from outside of the United States may want information concerning visas, invitation letters, travel and health insurance, currency, and other matters. Learn more...


Registration for IMWA 2013 is online. Fees and the registration portal can be accessed here…

Further Information

For more information about the Conference, please contact:

Adrian Brown, P.E.
President, International Mine Water Association
Adrian Brown Consultants, Inc.
130 West 4th Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80223 USA

Phone: +1 303.698.9080

Linda Figueroa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
1516 Illinois Street
Golden, Colorado 80401 USA


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