The mission of ADTI-MMS is to identify, evaluate, develop, and disseminate information about cost effective, environmentally sound methods and technologies to manage mine wastes and related metallurgical materials for abandoned, inactive, active and future mining and associated operations and to promote understanding of these technologies. ADTI-MMS is not a policy or regulatory initiative; it is a technically focused consensus group of volunteer representatives from state and federal government, academia, the mining industry, consulting firms, and other interested parties who are involved in the environmentally sound management of metal-mine wastes and drainage quality issues.

ADTI is one of the regional organization partners of The International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP). This partnership will foster collaboration on workshops and research projects, particularly leverage opportunities.


ADTI-MMS uses consensus to promote scientifically sound mineral development that minimizes adverse impacts on water and maximizes beneficial post-mining land uses.

Other partners:

  • Mine Environment Neutral Drainage Programme in Canada (MEND/NEDEM)
  • SME Environmental Division ADTI-MMS Joint Standing Committee
  • International Network for Acid Prevention (INAP)
  • INAP's Global Alliance Partners:
    ADTI – Acid Drainage Technology Initiative – USA
    MEND – The Mine Environment Neutral Drainage – Canada
    SMI – Sustainable Minerals Institute – Australia
    WRC – Water Research Commission – South Africa
    CNAMD – The Chinese Network for Acid Mine Drainage – China
    IMWA – The International Mine Water Association – Global
    INAD – The Indonesian Network for Acid Drainage – Indonesia
    SANAP – The South American Network for Acid Drainage – South America