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12th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production SWEMP
The objectives of this SWEMP event were to discuss the various environmental issues, technical, economic and legal aspects and problems that the world energy, coal and minerals production is faced with, and to identify future courses of action in research, expert education, government and industry policies and international cooperation. This world-wide recognized symposium had been held in the past in several countries including Brazil, Poland, India, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Canada, China, Ukraine, and Australia.
The SWEMP symposium 2010 has attracted worldwide participation. Participants have come from two dozen countries from all continents expect from Australia, and their number reached nearly one hundred. In view of highly topical nature of this international symposium especially the interest from Asia was welcomed showing the growing respect to environmental aspects of nature resources use and achievements in land reclamation and new landscapes creation. Apart from the hosting country more than 5-member delegations came from Canada, Turkey, Germany, and Romania, more than one delegate came from the USA, Iraq, China, Korea, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Greece.
The major topics covered by the symposium included:
The delegates appreciated the expertise of plenary speakers who covered the entire span of symposium topics:
The technical sessions were chaired by acknowledged leaders in their fields of expertise. More 60 presentations were given in 7 technical sessions. Full texts of the 75 papers were published both in CD and paper proceedings.
As this SWEMP was held in an academic environment a Student Award was introduced to help young authors to present their results in such an occasion. Four young authors were awarded: A. Jacobs from Canada, M. Kermani from Canada/Iraq and O. Cudlín and Z. Karova from the Czech Republic.
The symposium was sincerely guided by Dr. Raj K. Singhal, the Chairman of the International Committee, and supported by a number of universities and organizations. The generous support of the SD - Severoceské doly a.s., the biggest Czech brown coal mining company, was gratefully acknowledged.
Prof. Dr. Petr Sklenicka, Co-Chair International Organizing Committee Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic
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