Meetings of the Working Group


The Gold and Mercury Working Group will meet in Ghana September 25-30, 2010. This meeting is being generously hosted by Dr. Sulemana Al-Hassan.
Key outcomes for the meeting include:
  • discuss chapter contents of book to be published by the working group
  • visit small and medium-scale gold mining operations in Ghana
  • coordinate a meeting for officials and other parties interested in participating in the upcoming Regional Angliphone West Africa Meeting designed to collect data and raise awareness among stakeholders about ASM and mercury. This meeting is tentatively scheduled to occur late in 2010.


The Annual General Meeting of the Commission on Geosciences for Environmental Management (IUGS-GEM) will occur in Windhoek Namibia October 2-8, 2010.