The Brazilian Groundwater Association – Núcleo Minas Gerais, ABAS-MG, in partnership with the International Network for Acid Prevention – INAP, the South American Network for Acid Prevention – SANAP, and with the support of Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, Brazilian Mining Association – IBRAM and Agency for the Technological Development of the Brazilian Mining Industry – ADIMB, will be holding in November 24-25, 2021, the 1st Latin American Acid Mine Drainage Congress (1st CLADAM).
ABAS-MG is committed to carrying out a management focused on increasing the capillarity of the entity, through the promotion of events and training, not only by promoting the technical and scientific development of professionals working in the area, but also raising the level of technical discussions related to the management of contaminated areas and the management of ground water resources in Brazil.
This event, of international magnitude, will feature top professionals from different countries (USA, Canada, Chile, Peru, among others) who work in this technical area. We will have the participation of RPM – Kinross Brasil, a company awarded in 2018 as one of the best mines in the world for good practices in DAM management.
The congress, which will be held every two years, will certainly be an excellent opportunity to exchange experiences on how we deal with this phenomenon in Brazil and Latin America; as well as how this phenomenon is treated in countries where mining is an significant activity of the economy.
For this upcoming event, ABAS-MG, has the support of SANAP, which represents a group of researchers and consultants from South America; as well as INAP, an entity that represents large mining companies with global operations, which deal with this geochemical phenomenon on a daily basis and represent the greatest potential for contamination of the aquifer, where sulfide ore mining occurs.
Therefore, we, directors of ABAS-MG, are very excited about the possibilities to start from this and other initiatives that have been developed since January 2019, a process to foster the sector of ground water resources management in the country, based on best practices and increasing the technical level of discussions necessary to address the most relevant environmental issues.
Hence, we convene all companies, teaching and research entities to support, send Technical Works and sign up for training and excursions to be held right after the 1st CLADAM. This Event will represent a milestone in the management of the AMD phenomenon in Latin America and especially in Brazil.