Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI) study provides a forum for collaboration and information exchange with the following goals:
Mine Drainage Technology Initiative (MDTI) (formally known as the Acid Mine Drainage Initiative ) studies provide a forum for collaboration and information exchange
with the following goals:
(1) Develop an understanding of mine drainage (MD) so as to better predict, avoid, monitor, and remediate mine drainage; (2) Develop innovative solutions to MD water-quality problems; (3) Identify, evaluate, and develop “best science” practices to predict MD prior to mining; and (4) Identify successful remediation practices for existing sources of MD and describe the best technology for MD prevention.
OSMRE is looking for MDTI studies that address the specific goals listed above that have the potential for improving the effectiveness of both the coal industry and the regulatory authority to conducts surface coal mining and reclamation activities and regulate coal mining activities, respectively, by gaining a better understanding of mine drainage effects on the environment.