|Date||10 November 2020|
|-||26 November 2020|
AMD Announcement and Call for Abstracts and Presentations-24082020.pdf
The conference will be spread over 3 weeks in November 2020,
with 2 sessions per week and 3-4 presentations per session.
The University of the Witwatersrand through the DSI/NRF SARChI research chair in Hydrometallurgy and Sustainable Development in collaboration with Mintek and the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) will be hosting a conference on mine impacted water including acid mine drainage (AMD). With a theme of “From research to implementation: considering mine impacted water as a resource”, the conference which will run over a period of three weeks in the month of November this year, will provide excellent opportunities for industry, researchers and other stakeholders from across the globe to share unbiased expertise and advocacy with respect to the legacy and sustainable solutions related to mining and mine impacted water. The workshop, with its extensive program will also offer notable keynote speakers, student sessions and panel discussions, all with the purpose of giving a unique view into novel solutions and industry progression on the issue of mine impacted water.
Company: Isle Utilities
Designation: Senior Technology Specialist
Jo is an environmental scientist with around 20 years’ experience in the water, environment and wastewater sectors. She has proven experience in research and development of new technologies in the UK and internationally.
Her research at the academic / industrial interface has been recognised through nine international awards (from organisations such as the Royal Academy of Engineers, Society of Chemical Industry and Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Medal, at Rhodes University). Her work has involved academic, public sector and private sector partners. Jo was the 2014-2016 chair of the board of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) and remains a director of the company. She is the previous chair of the WISA Mine Water Division, and was a Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA) in 2012-2017. She is a Member of the Royal Society (RSSAf), and the founding president of the IWA / WISA South African Young Water Professionals, an organisation which now numbers its members in the thousands. Jo is an editor for the journals npj Clean Water (Nature Partner Journals), Water Science and Technology: Water Supply (IWA Publishing) and Environmental Technology Reviews (Taylor & Francis).
The conference will include a student session where postgraduate students working on mine impacted water related projects will be given an opportunity to present their research projects. Students are requested to indicate during the submission that their abstract is for the student session. The best student presentation will be offered an award.
Participants will be invited to take part in any of the panel discussions listed below during the dedicated panel discussion sessions. Note that there is no limit to the number of discussion sessions one can attend.
The conference will be of value to:
Abstracts should not be more than 400 words.
High quality and impactful presentations will be invited to submit papers for publication in the Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy special edition for Mine Impacted Water: From Waste to Resource.