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Almost Heaven, West Virginia!

Get ready to embark on an extra­or­di­nary jour­ney! We extend a warm invi­ta­tion to you for an unfor­get­table expe­ri­ence in Mor­gan­town, West Vir­ginia, from the 21st to the 26th of April in 2024. Brace your­self for the first-ever com­bined meet­ing of the West Vir­ginia Mine Drainage Task Force Sym­po­sium and the 15th Inter­na­tion­al Mine Water Asso­ci­a­tion Con­gress. This event is poised to be the grand­est con­gre­ga­tion of mine water experts since the world-chang­ing pan­dem­ic. Trust us; you won’t want to miss this! Plus, why not seize the oppor­tu­ni­ty to bring your loved ones along? The Mor­gan­town area boasts a trea­sure trove of tourist attrac­tions just wait­ing to be explored, and we’re craft­ing an Accom­pa­ny­ing Per­sons Pro­gram to ensure they have a splen­did time while you dive deep into the con­fer­ence.

Mor­gan­town, home to the pres­ti­gious West Vir­ginia Uni­ver­si­ty, is a mere hour’s dri­ve to the south of Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia, where you’ll find the clos­est inter­na­tion­al air­port. We’ve got you cov­ered with an afford­able shut­tle option for trans­porta­tion to and from the air­port both before and after the con­fer­ence. Alter­na­tive­ly, con­sid­er fly­ing into the nation’s cap­i­tal, Wash­ing­ton D.C., and enjoy­ing a pic­turesque 3 ½ to 4‑hour dri­ve to Mor­gan­town.

If you’re eager to present your ground­break­ing research you are slight­ly too late – dead­line for abstract sub­mis­sion was on Octo­ber 31st, 2023. Our pan­el of experts metic­u­lous­ly reviews all sub­mis­sions, and authors receive their deci­sion no lat­er than Novem­ber 15, 2023—ideally, even soon­er. Papers are due by the end of Decem­ber, and rest assured, they’ll under­go a rig­or­ous review process. If you’re keen to lend a hand in review­ing abstracts and papers, sim­ply sign up on the same web­site.

The Mine Water Asso­ci­a­tion Con­gress and West Vir­ginia Mine Drainage Task Force await your par­tic­i­pa­tion, promis­ing a mem­o­rable gath­er­ing of minds, net­work­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties, and insights that will leave you inspired and enlight­ened. Don’t let this oppor­tu­ni­ty slip through your fingers—join us in Mor­gan­town for a tru­ly extra­or­di­nary expe­ri­ence!

Rooms have been blocked off at dis­count­ed rates for con­fer­ence atten­dees at the Mor­gan­town Mar­riott, which is right next door to the Mor­gan­town Exhi­bi­tion Cen­ter, and the Hotel Mor­gan, which is a 15-minute walk away. Be sure to men­tion the con­fer­ence to get the dis­count­ed rate and to reserve your rooms at least a month before the con­fer­ence begins, as the dis­count­ed rate will expire on March 20.

“We are thrilled to extend a heart­felt invi­ta­tion to our WVTF | IMWA 2024 Con­fer­ence. Join us in unrav­el­ling the mys­ter­ies of mine water tech­nol­o­gy and ecol­o­gy. Let’s ignite inspi­ra­tion togeth­er! See you there.”

Your Con­fer­ence Organ­is­ers

West Virginia Impressions

Come to see West Virginia and meet your mine water colleagues and the IMWA family!

The West Vir­ginia Mine Drainage Task Force and the Inter­na­tion­al Mine Water Asso­ci­a­tion hope to see you in Mor­gan­town in April 2024!