Border 2020 Arizona-Sonora Mining Symposium

Tucson, AZ

June 25, 2015

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June 23, 2015 UPDATE: Border 2020 Arizona-Sonora Mining Symposium (June 25) Cancelled

We regret to inform you that the Border 2020 Arizona-Sonora Mining Symposium scheduled for June 25 has been canceled due to unforeseen challenges encountered by our Federal partners in Sonora to participate in this event, which were beyond their control.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this change may have on your schedules and travel commitments and for the short notice.  We expect to reschedule this event at a later time and hope that we can count on your valuable participation at that time.  If you have any questions, please contact Bill Jones at EPA (, 619-235-4776).

Environmental issues related to mining in the 100 km-wide U.S.-Mexico border continue to be an area of interest as a result of recent high profile mining related incidents, the prevalence of mining in the region, and the fact that mining issues cut across all five U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Task Forces (Air, Water, Materials Management and Clean Sites, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Enforcement).


  • Convene binational technical experts and policymakers from government, academia and industry to develop a common understanding of the regulatory structure, share best practices, and highlight innovative and emerging technologies.
  • Develop recommendations for near-term best practices for mines and identify domestic and/or binational follow-up actions that government, academia, and industry can potentially implement (e.g., best practices for mitigation, monitoring QA/QC, sulfuric acid tanker car derailment emergency response training exercise, risk communication training).



John P. Schaefer Center for Creative Photography Lecture Hall
University of Arizona
1030 North Olive Road
Tucson, AZ 85721


Pay parking is available at: Park Avenue Garage (use the pedestrian underpass to walk directly to the Center for Creative Photography); Main Gate Garage; or Second Street Garage. Click here for a map.

Nearby Dining Options:

Dining options are available at Main Gate Square/University Boulevard or Student Union Memorial Center. Click here for maps.


The following hotels are located near the University of Arizona campus:
Aloft Tucson University:
Tucson Marriott University Park:
Arizona Inn:
Peppertrees Bed and Breakfast:
For information on additional places to stay near the University of Arizona please visit:


To be added to the distribution list for registration information, agenda and other details, please contact Bill Jones at 619-235-4776 or