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Work­shops and Short Cours­es are becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant at inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences to dis­sem­i­nate knowl­edge. There­fore WVTF | IMWA 2024 will offer Work­shops and Short Cours­es on Sun­day.

Please find an overview of these Short Cours­es below.

Work­shop 1

Presenters: Charles Cravotta, Brad Schultz & Brent Means

PHREEQ-N-AMDTreat model to evaluate water-quality effects from passive and active treatment of mine drainage

AMDTreat is a com­put­er appli­ca­tion for esti­mat­ing abate­ment costs for pol­lu­tion­al mine drainage, com­mon­ly referred to as Acid Mine Drainage (AMD). AMD is a long-term water pol­lu­tion of min­ing in the coal fields of Appalachia and oth­er areas of coal and met­al min­ing.

Cost: $US 75

Work­shop 2

Presenters: Christian Wolkersdorfer & Elke Mugova

Hydrogeological Tracer Techniques for Ground, Surface and Mine Water

Trac­er tests are a means to inves­ti­gate the flow and the hydro­dy­nam­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics of ground or sur­face water. They are an estab­lished tech­nique in hydro­log­i­cal and hydro­ge­o­log­i­cal inves­ti­ga­tions used for over a cen­tu­ry and are an impor­tant tool in water-relat­ed inves­ti­ga­tions. This course will focus on gen­er­al aspects of trac­er tests as well as the spe­cif­ic require­ments for mine water trac­er tests.

Cost: $US 75

Work­shop 3

Presenters: Brent Means & Tom Meuzelaar

Geochemist’s Workbench Workshop

This work­shop focus­es on using Geochemist’s Work­bench (GWB) to mod­el and eval­u­ate mine drainage geo­chem­istry and treat­ment. The work­shop starts by using GWB to illus­trate the chem­i­cal con­trols on key con­t­a­m­i­nants in coal mine drainage. Next, datasets col­lect­ed from both mine dis­charges and active and pas­sive treat­ment sys­tems in Penn­syl­va­nia are used to illus­trate the prac­ti­cal use of the GSS, Act2, and React GWB mod­ules to per­form eval­u­a­tions and pre­dic­tions.

Cost: $US 75

Work­shop 4

Presenters:  Sam Wright


Introduction to Python and its Application across the Mine Project Life Cycle

An intro­duc­to­ry work­shop designed for pro­fes­sion­als work­ing in all stages of the mine project life cycle. The par­tic­i­pants will be intro­duced to Python with appli­ca­tions that can be applied to Geo­chem­i­cal datasets. Prac­ti­cal exer­cis­es will use Python in the Google Colab envi­ron­ment. We encour­age every­one to bring their per­son­al lap­tops to active­ly engage in the work­shop exer­cis­es, ensur­ing a hands-on learn­ing expe­ri­ence.

Cost: $US 95