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Home Excecutive Council 2014—2017

Members of the Executive Council (2014—2017)


  • John Waterhouse, West Perth, Australia

General Secretary

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Wolkersdorfer, Pretoria, South Africa; Mikkeli, Finland


  • Dr. Jennifer Geroni, Barry, United Kingdom

Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Robert Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dr. Adam P. Jarvis, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


  • Dr. Bruce Dudgeon, Milton Bc, Australia
  • Prof. Linda Figueroa, Golden, USA
  • Tim Lynch, Los Angeles, USA
  • Dr. Michael Paul, Chemnitz, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Danie Vermeulen, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. Changshen Wang, Xuzhou, China
  • Prof. Dr Qiang Wu, Beijing, China

Co-opted Councillors

  • Dr. Johanita Kotze, Parkhurst, South Africa
  • Prof. Naďa Rapantova, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • Dr. Lotta Sartz, Kopparberg, Sweden

Honorary Presidents

  • Carroll O. (“Chuck”) Brawner, Vancouver, Canada (1979–1985)
  • Prof. Rafael Fernández-Rubio, Madrid, Spain (1985–1990)
  • Prof. Ernest Kipko († 2016-09-27), Antrasit, Ukraine (1991–1994)
  • Prof. Miran Veselič, Ljubljana, Slovenia (1994–1998)
  • Mr. Don Armstrong, Glenalta, Australia (1998–2000)
  • Mr. Peet Nel, Sandton, South Africa (2000–2003)
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Witkowski, Sosnowiec, Poland (2003–2008)
  • Adrian Brown, Denver, USA (2008–2014)

Honorary Members

  • Dr. Zsolt Kesseru, Budapest, Hungary († 2001-10-16)
  • Mr. Jacek Libicki, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Dr. Marek Rogoz, Katowice, Poland
  • Prof. Roy Williams, Viola, USA († 2007-04-06)
  • Dr. Colin Raymond Dudgeon, Frenchs Forest, Australia


  • Dr. Robert Kleinmann, Pittsburgh, USA
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 July 2021 11:31  

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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)