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Environmental regulation of mine waters in the european union (ERMITE)

Objective

Events of the past decade have underlined the sensitivity of many aquatic ecosystems and water resources systems to pollution from mine waste and effluents from active and abandoned mines. The goal of this project is to develop integrated policy guidelines to expedite European legislation and practice in relation to water management in the mining sector.
This goal will be achieved by interactively addressing the multiple facets of this problem at two different levels:
(i) Integrated analysis of the variety of problems in EU Member States and potential accession states in Eastern Europe.
(ii) Integration of insights from disciplines such as law, economics, social policy, engineering and environmental sciences and management. A pan-European multidisciplinary team will work in close connection with end-user departments of the Commission and an extensive network of national and European stakeholders to deliver an integrated set of policy guidelines.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Address
Independencia 13
33071 Oviedo
Spain

Participants (7)

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Spain
Address
S/n,isla De La Cartuja S/n, World Trade Centre
41092 Sevilla
FREIBERG UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Gustav-zeuner-strasse 12
09596 Freoberg (Sachs)
HYDRO ENGINEERING INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING FACULTY UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Address
Stjepana Tomica 1
71000 Sarajevo
IRGO
Slovenia
Address
Slovenceva 93
1000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Amory Building, Rennes Drive
EX4 4RJ Exeter
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
C/o Department Of Civil Engineering, Claremont Roa
NE1 7RU Newcastle - Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA
Poland
Address
Bedzinska Str. 60
40 200 Katowice