JOHANNESBURG, September 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
The recent revelation that dealing with acid mine drainage problem in Gauteng would cost upwards of R1.5bn has again highlighted the vital importance of water management in mining. Ensuring sustainability in mining operations by addressing environmental and community concerns by implementing an integrated and comprehensive water systems management plan is the only way to avoid saddling future generations with another acid mine drainage crisis. In short, putting in place proper controls and water management processes today is a non-negotiable component of sustainable and responsible mining operations.
These all important issues will be the focus of IQPC's Water Management in Mining Africa conference, organised with the support of the International Mine Water Association. Professor Christian Wolkersdorfer, General Secretary of International Mine Water Association, will address the conference about the lamentable lack of innovation of water treatment techniques and technologies. Professor Wolkersdorfer, who currently holds the Chair in Mine Water Remediation & Management at Cape Breton University, will also share his extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with the problems old and abandoned mines pose.
Mining giant Rio Tinto that was recently awarded the best practice in water stewardship prize at the 2011 Global Water Awards presented at the Global Water Summit in Berlin will be adding to the agenda as Dr. Sam Luoma, the company's Chief Environmental Advisor will share Rio Tinto's hard-won water management knowledge and experience. Dr. Luoma will highlight Rio Tinto's successes and how they were achieved, the company's remaining water management challenges, and the importance of engaging with local communities and governments on water stewardship policies and approaches.
For over thirty years, IQPC has helped the world's leading corporate companies solve their business challenges through the sharing of practical industry solutions and global best practice. In the process, the company has built a formidable reputation for quality and value. The world's most progressive companies have benefited from IQPC's unrivalled global reach, which has connected international expertise with regional and local leaders.
For information about Water Management in Mining Africa 2011 taking place 29 - 30 November 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa please visit http://www.watermanagementmining.com or alternatively please contact Katia Andrejev, Marketing Manager, IQPC at email@example.com or call +9714-446-2748
SOURCE IQPC Middle East