On the 26th of May 2022 in the Central Mining Institute a regional workshop took place. The workshop was organized in the framework of the project entitled The impact of extreme weather events on mining activities with the acronym TEXMIN. The workshop was realised in the hybrid formula.
During the workshop, results of remedial measures for shafts and mining waste stockpiles tested on a pilot scale were presented, among others, at one of the facilities belonging to Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń S.A. and TAURON Wydobycie S.A.
The results of identification and assessment of environmental impacts on operating and decommissioned mines caused both by short-term extreme weather events and long-term climate change were presented.
The final stage of the project will develop strategies for adaptation and monitoring activities to mitigate current and future impacts.
The project is carried out in a consortium consisting of: Silesian University of Technology, Spółka Restrukturyzacji Kopalń S.A. from Poland, TAURON Wydobycie S.A., University of Exeter from the UK, CERTH Research Centre from Greece, Lignite Research Institute from the Czech Republic, companies: Subterra Ingenieria from Spain and DMT from Germany and the Central Mining Institute as the project coordinator.
The project is funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel. A final conference concluding the three-year research project will be held in September this year.