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Home Excecutive Council 2008—2011

Members of the Executive Council (2008—2011)


  • Adrian Brown, Denver, USA

General Secretary

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wolkersdorfer, Cape Breton, N.S., Canada


  • Dr. Lee C. Atkinson, Lakewood, USA

Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Robert Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas R. Rüde, Aachen, Germany


  • Prof. Rosa Cidu, Cagliari, Italy
  • Dr. Adam P. Jarvis, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Jacek Motyka, Krakow, Poland
  • William Pulles, Auckland Park, South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. Naďa Rapantová, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Michael Royle, Vancouver, Canada (until 2010-08-25)
  • Bruce Dudgeon, Narrabri, Australia (from 2010-08-26)
  • John Waterhouse, West Perth, Australia

Co-opted Councillors

  • Prof. Colin Booth, Dekalb, USA
  • Dr. Rudy Gautama, Bandung, Indonesia

Honorary Presidents

  • Prof. Rafael Fernández-Rubio, Madrid, Spain
  • Prof. Ernest Kipko († 2016-09-27), Antrasit, Ukraine
  • Prof. Miran Veselič, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Mr. Don Armstrong, Glenalta, Australia
  • Mr. Peet Nel, Sandton, South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Witkowski, Sosnowiec, Poland

Honorary Members

  • Dr. Zsolt Kesseru, Budapest, Hungary († 2001-10-16)
  • Mr. Jacek Libicki, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Dr. Marek Rogoż, Katowice, Poland
  • Prof. Roy Williams, Viola, USA († 2007-04-06)


  • Dr. Robert Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:23  

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News Flash

Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)