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WVU to Co-Host International Conference on Mine Water Treatment

West Virginia University scholars will join other water restoration experts to provide the latest updates on regulations and practices during a joint conference hosted by WVU, the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force, and the International Mine Water Association.

The event will be held April 21-26, 2024 in Morgantown at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place.

“This is an annual meeting where prominent researchers in reclamation and mine drainage can present their findings,” said Jeff Skousen, professor of soil science in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and WVU Extension land reclamation specialist.  “The information presented here can be applied to common issues throughout the nation, including active and abandoned mines.  Industry representatives also will be sharing the results of techniques they have applied at their own mine sites.”

Speakers will include global experts in industry, government, and higher education.  Scientists from the WVU Davis College, WVU Extension, and the West Virginia Water Research Institute at WVU will share the results of their studies, ranging in topic from acid mine drainage, surface and underground mining, and reclamation techniques.

“It’s an honor for us at West Virginia University, the city of Morgantown and the state of West Virginia to host this symposium,” expressed Skousen.  “Given the current attention to the state’s energy industry, this is the perfect time for scientists, regulators, and the industry to share their knowledge.”

The international event is expected to draw approximately 400 attendees from around the world.

For more information about the conference, please contact Skousen at  A detailed schedule is available at, and registration is open for general attendees and students.

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