2013-05-03 16:17:35 - After a successful inaugural conference in Brazil, the 2013 edition of the LatAm Mine Water Conference will be held in Santiago this August under the theme “Innovative strategies for sustainable water management.”
Reports state that the Chilean copper industry consumes more water than most others, from one of the driest places on earth. In 2009, Chilean copper consumed approximately 1,028,160,000 litres of water in a day; a figure that is expected to double by 2020. Industrial water usage of this extent poses a serious threat to the long term sustainability of the region, especially in face of the global water crisis. Challenges related to mine water usage persist not only in Chile, but other Latin American countries as well. This has led to the search for alternative sources of water, and innovative technologies for water treatment, reuse and recovery.
Fleming Gulf Conferences announces its 2nd Annual LatAm Mine Water Conference, to be
held on 28-29 August 2013. in Santiago – Chile, under the esteemed patronage of SERNAGEOMIN – Government of Chile. The conference will see participation from government officials, mining firms and solution providers who will jointly deliberate on the water issues facing the mining industry in Latin America. Important topics will be addressed such as integrated water management to improve the long term success of mining projects, implementation of water saving technology, exploitation of ground water in low permeability basins, aquifer storage and recovery techniques to name a few.
Dr. Hugo Eduardo Jara Facundo, Head of the National Water Authority, Peru will present the keynote address. Representing Sernageomin (Geology and Mining National Service - Chile), Javier Jara Caceres, Head of Mining property will also speak at the conference. Elisabeth Lictevout, Scientific Director at Centro de Investigacion y Desarrollo en Recursos Hidricos (CIDERH), will lead a session on Water Information Management at regional level; Experience of the Water Observatory in the Tarapaca Region. Juan Ramon Candia Jorquera, Head of Water and Environment, Fundacion Chile will speak about the role of innovation in addressing water challenges. The speaker panel also consists of senior level experts from Anglo American(Chile), Minera Escondida Ltda (Chile), Codelco, Newmont Mining (Peru), Barrick Gold(Chile), Southern Peru Copper Corp, Cerro Vanguardia S.A (Argentina)., University of Antofagasta and Advance Mining Technology Centre- Chile.
The 2nd Annual LatAm Mine Water Conference is supported by Fundacion Chile, the Water Environment Federation, CIDERH, and the National Groundwater Association. Bronze Sponsors for the conference are Outotec and Veolia Water, and Hobas is the Associate Sponsor.
For more information about the 2nd Annual LatAm Mine Water Conference or to be involved as exhibitor, sponsor or delegate, visit www.fleminggulf.com/LMWC2013 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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