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Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

Training and Events


Upcoming Internet Seminars

Look here for future updates on offerings in the Mining Sites Webinar series.


Upcoming Meetings

  • Tailings and Mine Waste 2023
    November 5-8, 2023 | Vancouver, British Columbia

    Event will explore the latest developments in managing mine waste and mill tailings with a focus on risk assessment and mitigation and the application of emerging technologies.

  • Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Conference 2023
    December 3-4, 2023 | Tucson, Arizona

    Event is expected to explore the latest developments on mining projects and technical innovations in mining and environmental cleanups with a focus on mining challenges in the region.

  • 2023 BC MEND ML/ARD Workshop
    December 6-7, 2023 | Vancouver, Canada

    In this workshop, leading practitioners will illustrate challenges and best practives in metal leaching and acid rock drainage with a focus on field-scale research and operational experience.

  • 2024 Nevada Water Resources Association Annual Conference
    January 30-February 1, 2024 | Las Vegas, Nevada

    Suggested topics for this conference include mine water management, impact, and stewardship and water science advancements and tools.

  • Mine Closure 2024 Conference
    March 15, 2024 | Perth, Australia

    This conference will cover effective mine closure planning and address legal, environmental, and practical challenges within western Australia and global mining sectors.

  • West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium & 15th International Mine Water Association Congress
    April 21-26, 2024 | Morgantown, West Virginia

    This joint conference will explore a range of topics including acid mine drainage control and prevention techniques, active and passive treatment innovations and applications, and management of abandoned mine drainage water.


Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses

Visit these links for copies of the presentation materials.

Other CLU-IN Webinars

EPA's Region 10, ORD, and OSRTI hosted a three-part workshop series on hardrock mine geochemistry and hydrology in 2013. The goals included enhancing participants' understanding of the key issues regarding water chemistry predictions, identifying potential sources of contamination from mine sites, and describing practices to mitigate or reclaim facilities to protect natural resources. Presenters included experts from EPA Headquarters, Regions, and ORD; the U.S. Geological Survey; and the U.S. Forest Service. The workshops were open to all agencies, tribes, consultants, and the general public, and are now archived and available for streaming. Supplementary materials and resources provided by the instructors are also available for download below.

Workshop 1 - Evaluating Water Chemistry Predictions at Hardrock Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive

Workshop 2 - Mining Influenced Waters - Pathways for Off-Site Releases

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive

Workshop 3 - Sampling, Monitoring and Remediation at Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive



Additional Web-Based Training Archives