WaterMiner

WaterMiner – Spatial-temporal adjusted Recirculation and Reutilization of mining impacted waters, exemplary for an urban affected mining area

Project ID: 02WAV1410A
Project duration: 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2019


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WaterMiner is a joint research project under the framework of the research programme “Sustainable technologies and concepts for an increase of water availability through water reuse and desalinisation” (WaVE) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

WaterMiner is a joint research project under the framework of the research programme “Sustainable technologies and concepts for an increase of water availability through water reuse and desalinisation” (WaVE) of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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The Hon Gai peninsula in the province of Quang Ninh, Vietnam, is characterized by competing land uses in a limited space. Challenges and conflicts in the water sector arise between the contrasting poles coal industry, urban environment and tourism in the Ha Long bay and preclude a sustainable urban and regional development. In particular, a harmonized integrated water management between the coal mining industry and the city with the main focus on water reuse and water recycling is missing. For this an appropriate approach should be developed, which considers the spatially and temporally variable water availability and the different water uses of the region.

 

The project has 7 sub-projects:

Sub-Project 1: Project coordination, project communication, capacity development, reporting, public relations, baseline survey: hydrology, hydrogeology, water resources management
Responsible partner: Environmental Engineering and Ecology
Sub-Project 2: Cadaster on water-related infrastructure: „mobile cadaster“ for the computer-based documentation and control of water-related infrastructure during on-site inspections
Responsible partner: disy Informationssysteme GmbH
Sub-Project 3: Information system for monitoring: integrated „Information System Monitoring“ based on the software GW-Base and GW-Web
Responsible partner: ribeka GmbH
Sub-Project 4: Spatial and temporal material flow management for water reuse: spatial-temporal planning for the reutilization of mining impacted waters and drainage waters in the mines as well as for other water users in the region by using a simulation model based on Umberto NXT
Responsible partner: Environmental Engineering and Ecology
Sub-Project 5: Comprehensive technical concept: water treatment, water distribution, regional integrated control, coal dust reclamation
Responsible partner: DGFZ e.V.
Sub-Project 6: Economic concept, acceptance
Responsible partner: Environmental Economy
Sub-Project 7: Exemplary implementation of a technical concept incl. monitoring (pilot watershed), joint design, joint supervision of implementation
Responsible partner: DGFZ e.V., LUG Engineering GmbH, VINACOMIN

The following members of our institute participate in the project: Dr. Katrin Brömme (project management), Dr. Trinh Quoc Viet, Sandra Greassidis.