Alabama Mineral Institute Program Information

Anyone interested in mining, geology, water policy, mine construction and regulation, health and environmental issues, coal bed methane and related subjects should participate.

Content of Program

While the agenda is still being finalized, the Alabama Mineral Institute focuses on these following areas:

Mining:

  • Mining Regulatory Issues
  • Mine Health and Safety
  • New/Advanced Mining Technology

 

Geology:

  • Structural Geology of Alabama and the Black Warrior Coal Basin
  • Depositional Geological Feature
  • New Technologies in Geology

 

Coalbed Methane:

  • Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • National and International Developments and Production Updates
  • New Coalbed Methane Gas Fields in Alabama
  • Economic Impact on Alabama

 

Industrial Minerals:

  • Minerals Processing
  • Environmental, Legislative and Regulatory Issues
  • New/Updated Technology

 

Water Resources:

  • Water as a strategic resource
  • Tri-state water wars
  • Interbasin Transfers of Water
  • Instream Flow Policy

 

Professional Development Hours:

Professional engineers and geologists will be able to use the Institute for their Professional Development Hours (PDH) requirement. Full participation in the 2-day meeting will constitute 15 PDH credits.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in making a presentation or would like to suggest a speaker and/or topic, please contact Amanda Bergeron at 205-348-9966 or abergeron@ccs.ua.edu. Agenda slots are limited, so please consider an early commitment.