2017 Joint Conference of the
West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force
American Society for Mining and Reclamation (ASMR)
Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI)
Welcome to the joint meeting. This conference and exhibition will be one of the largest mining, reclamation, and mine drainage meetings in the USA in 2017. We expect an audience of between 400 and 500 people, over 100 presentations to be made, and over 40 exhibitors to show their products.
The West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force was formed in 1978 and assigned to investigate the acid mine drainage (AMD) problem associated with surface mining in central West Virginia. Since then, the Task Force has broadened its scope to include areas outside of West Virginia with many diverse mine drainage issues.
Task Force members represent the mining industry, regulators, private consultants, and scientists. The objectives of the Task Force are to keep current on new developments in mine drainage research, treatment and control practices, and to present this information at annual symposia. Task Force Symposia have been held every year since 1980.