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Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel

Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


The conference will provide participants with an opportunity to examine and discuss current and emerging approaches related to characterization, source control and treatment of mining-influenced waters.

Conference Goal

The conference goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information on current and emerging approaches to assessing characterization, monitoring, source control, treatment and/or remediation on mining-influenced waters. 

Who Should Attend

The conference is aimed at mining remediation researchers and practitioners; federal, state, local and tribal decision makers; the mining industry; and others interested in the management, remediation and restoration of impacted hardrock mining areas.


Example topics may include but are not limited to the following: Characterization, Water Treatment, Beneficial Use, Source Control/Mine Closure Approaches, and Prediction and Modeling.

Complete topic list

Agenda / Conference Schedule

Conference Agenda.

Session topics include:

  • Characterization,
  • Source Control/Mine Closure Approaches,
  • Water Treatment, Beneficial Use, and
  • Prediction and Modeling.

Conference Schedule:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Optional Post-Conference Field Trip*:
Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Capacity for the field trip is limited and registrations for the field trip are being accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Registration Information

There is no registration fee for this conference.

Register for the conference.

It is EPA’s policy to make reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities wishing to participate in the Agency’s programs, pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 791. Any request for accommodation should be made to Alina Martin, Leidos, at martinali@leidos.com by July 11, 2014, so that EPA will have sufficient time to process the request.

Location and Lodging Information

Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM  87110
Phone: 505.881.0000
Web site

A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call Central Reservations at 1-800-325-3535 and reference the “EPA Conference on Mining-Influenced Waters” to receive the conference rate of $83.00 plus 13% tax per night for single/double occupancy. Or book a reservation online . Please secure your hotel accommodations as early as possible because reservations will only be accepted on a space available basis. Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. local time at the hotel on July 20, 2014.

If you have any trouble obtaining the group rate, please contact Alina Martin, Leidos, at martinali@leidos.com.

Logistical Information

Transportation Options from Albuquerque International Airport
Driving Directions to the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel

Post-Conference Field Trip
Thursday, August 14, 2014 
12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

EPA, with assistance from the USDA Forest Service, is planning a field trip to the Nacimiento Copper Mine. The mine is an abandoned open pit copper mine that was also the site for in-situ leaching operations that contaminated the underlying groundwater. Nacimiento is a pump and treat operation using a semi passive rock substrate bioreactor located in the Santa Fe National Forest near Cuba, New Mexico. The tour will include the bioreactor, pit lake and extraction well fields.

Registration for the field trip is free, but pre-registration is required. Capacity for the field trip is limited so registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional field trip details.

For Additional Information

Please address technical inquiries to:
Douglas Grosse, EPA, 513.569.7844 or grosse.douglas@epa.gov
Diana Bless, EPA, 513.569.7674 or bless.diana@epa.gov 

For all other inquiries or to be added to the conference email distribution list, please contact:
Alina Martin, Leidos (EPA contractor), 571.244.1582 or martinali@leidos.com   

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