Nazarbayev University holds free workshop for academics, policy makers and regulators

May 4, 2018

On July 2-5, 2018, Nazarbayev University together with Durham University holds workshop on “Remediating Metal Mine Contaminated Water Bodies in Asia” in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The workshop for academics, policy makers and regulators across all countries involved has three main aims:
First is to enable collaborations amongst academics working in the field, stimulate new research and build research capacity; second is to give researchers, policy makers and students an opportunity to brainstorm ideas to use low cost sustainable adsorbents in the field; and third is to form a good base for formulating an application to the GCRF Fund.
The workshop is planned for three full days organized through a combination of presentations, Q&A sessions and discussions in smaller groups.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • The current knowledge on polluted water courses in Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkey – Including field trip (exact location of the trip will be confirmed)
  • The use of low cost sustainable metal removal adsorbents – Adsorbents showcase
  • The best-fitted adsorbents to be scaled up (and how) in order to treat a selected case study water site – Ideas Brainstorm Workshop to encourage discussion
  • The implementation of the best-fitted adsorbents on field and pave the way for an Asian GCRF proposal to tackle mine water impacted water ways.

No charge for attendance.
Please download the Registration form for the Workshop, fill it in and send to:, or
Registration closes on the 15th of May 2018. 

Shall you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact: