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Actions and progress

The TECMINE project is ongoing!

Actions

The project is divided in different technical actions:

  1. Morphology restoration by the implementation of different techniques such as GeoFluvTM, with focus on identifying and replicating a reference scenario (similar characteristics of lithology, climate and soil) and managing water flows in order to reduce erosion.
  2. Rock slopes landscape integration by techniques based on identifying instabilities and acting on them to eliminate long-term risks by seeking the geotechnical stability of the strata.
  3. New top soil creation by mixing the material available in the mine (i.e. sand, clay and colluvium) and adding organic matter.
  4. Site preparation for plants by new Microcatchment to maximize water availability for plants which is the main limiting factor in ecological restoration in Mediterranean region.
  5. Plantation of 10.000 plants of 32 different species and creation of 8 new habitat types (3 priority habitats: 9530, 9560 and 6220)

Along the project, different communication actions are planned such as technical conferences, open days, informative talks, educational activities, etc., to disseminate mine restoration practices, transfer knowledge and change opinion on negative aspects of mining activity.

List of events organized by LIFE TECMINE

Events aimed at the professional sector (public and private) and the scientific community:

Event/Activity

Expected date

Expert panel

March 2018

GeoFluv training

September 2018

1st meeting between Life Projects (Network)

March 2019

Course New technologies applied in the restoration of mining exploitations

July and october 2019

2nd meeting between Life Projects (Network)

May 2021

Technical conference

October 2021

 

Events aimed at the local population and visitors:

Event/Activity

Expected date

Open doors day

June 2019

Workshops on Mining and the Environment: Ornithology

September 2019

Workshops on Mining and the Environment: Botany

September 2019

Workshops on Mining and the Environment: Wetlands

October 2019

Workshops on Mining and the Environment: Mining

October 2019

Day: Plant a tree in family

March 2020

World Wetlands Day

May 2020 y May 2021

Geolo-paleo-day

May 2020 y May 2021

Cycling-day

May 2020 y May 2021

Open doors day

May 2021

 

Events aimed at the educational community:

Event/Activity

Expected date

Visit to the Master in Ecosystem Restoration (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

January 2019

Visit of CIPF San Blas - Teruel

February 2019

Visit of the degree of engineering of the natural environment and forests (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

April 2019

Visit of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

July 2019

Talk in the master in hydraulic engineering and environment (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)

November 2019

Visit of the degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Zaragoza)

November 2019

Educational days in infant, primary and secondary in El Rincón de Ademuz

June 2020

Talk at University of Alicante

April 2021

 

In addition, LIFE TECMINE is participating in events organized by other projects or bodies and we are receiving visits from different national and international organizations and companies.

We are working on

  1. Organize events and activities to disseminate the project in El Rincón de Ademuz.
  2. Monitoring the project's works and indicators.
  3. The replicability strategy so that the techniques implemented are carried out in the restoration of other mines.
  4. Organize educational days for schoolchildren in El Rincón de Ademuz (infant, primary and secondary).

Next events

  • In December we held the 4th Coordination Meeting of the project with the presence of the instructor Neemo.
  • In December we released the promotional video of the project.

 

Check the project agenda on the main website so you don't miss anything!

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The LIFE TECMINE project and this website's content have been funded with the support of the LIFE Programme of the European Union.

*This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author/s, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.