International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

IMWA Annual Conference 2012

Friday 16 March, 2012

Mining intensity and scale is on the increase worldwide. Water shortages resulting from climate change, pollution and increased demand, mean that understanding and managing waters in and around mining activity has never been so vital to environment and society.

You are invited to attend the International Mine Water Association’s (IMWA) 2012 conference in one of the southern hemisphere’s powerhouses of mining; Western Australia. A vast dry landscape of numerous mineable resources from iron and copper, to gold and uranium, with water challenges and an innovative mining industry. This event will showcase the latest mine water management solutions the international community has to offer.

Bunbury, the conference location in south-western Australia, offers a laid back small town Australian atmosphere in modern surrounds. Close to coal and heavy mineral mines as well as the mine pit lakes of the Collie Lake District. Bunbury is also the tourist gateway to the picturesque tall forests and wild coasts of south-west of Western Australia and the renowned Margaret River Wine Region. Join the leading mining houses, world class scientists and engineers to learn about best practice and cutting edge solutions to the mine water issues the international industry and stakeholders currently face.

The event will be held between 30 September and 4 October, 2012. Detail about the program, accomodation details and other key dates can be found at

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