Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI)

The Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland

The Centre conducts research towards achieving sustainable water management in the mining industry. We aim to develop key technologies for the measurement, monitoring and modelling of water in the context of mine operations, their surrounding environments and regional communities.

Organisation type
  • University Research Centre
Number of research staff

Up to 20 research staff


Sustainable Minerals Institute, Sir James Foots Building 47A, St Lucia QLD 4072

Strengths and capabilities

  • Hydrological impacts of land use and climate change
  • Water accounting and reporting
  • Water quality impacts of mining
  • Mine water balances
  • Water risk profiling over mine life cycle
  • Optimising water flow and quality monitoring designs
  • Optimising mine water management

Lead researcher

Achievements of the centre

  • Development of Hierarchical Systems Modelling (HSM) flowsheet-style software tool

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