Development and application of isotope techniques for efficient water resources management in mining areas

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code




Approved Date

20 October 2020


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To test and develop capabilities and nuclear methodologies based on the use of isotope hydrology tools for efficient water resources assessment and management in the mining areas in Member States.

Specific objectives

To identify and characterize sources and investigate dynamics of groundwater in mining areas at local/regional scales using environmental isotopes complemented with conventional techniques.

To study water quality impacts of mining activities on freshwater bodies in the vicinity of mining areas.

To better assess water resources availability for sustainable mining operations and other uses in mining areas.

To develop best practice guidelines on integrating environmental isotopes and other indicators to assess hydrological processes for efficient water resources management in mining areas.

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