Comprehensive Approach for Mine Water Management in Vietnamese Hard Coal Mines under Transition
Greassidis, Sandra; Stolpe, Harro; Broemme, Katrin; Trinh Quoc, Viet
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
The R&D project WaterMiner investigates on the example of the mining area Hon Gai (Vietnam) under different spatiotemporal situations how and to what extent the existing water demand in the mines, and parts of the water demand in the surrounding area, can be covered by treated mine water. In the course of harder implementation of environmental legislation as well as transition from open pit to underground mining, there is a need for a comprehensive approach in mine water management. In addition, WaterMiner is developing a planning guidance, how to improve the mine water treatment and surface runoff management.