Thursday, January 23, 2014

Call For Abstracts: 2014 Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference

With a theme of "Collaboration Is Essential," the 2014 Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference will team up with ARIPPA, combining efforts and audiences, to co-host a dual conference on Abandoned Mine Reclamation and Independent Power Production.
The Conference will be hosted at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in State College, PA on June 26-27 and will feature not only technical presentations on Abandoned Mine Reclamation and Mine Drainage Remediation, but projects completed by Power Producers using Coal Refuse as an Alternative Energy.  
Numerous networking opportunities will be scheduled and may include a happy hour, golf   outing and/or a tour of Penn's Cave.
The Conference Planning Committee is currently collecting abstracts for consideration.  We are looking for presentations on new passive or active AMD treatment technologies or new   information and research on existing technologies.  
We would also love to showcase some case success stories of watershed groups and conservation districts that have successfully reclaimed waste coal piles by partnering with a power producer as many abandoned mine land reclamation projects would not be possible without these valuable collaborations.  
If you have a presentation idea that does not fit into these two categories, you are still quite welcome to submit an abstract for consideration.  We are open to all sorts of ideas relating to   abandoned mine reclamation.
Abstract submissions for a 45 minutes presentation slot should include a one-page description of your presentation and a short biography if you have never presented at our conference previously.  
Please send abstract submissions to Anne Daymut, Watershed Coordinator, WPCAMR by sending email to:  Abstracts are due by April 1.  Call Anne at 724-832-3625 or visit the Pennsylvania Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference for Conference details.

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