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The book describes the current state of former opencast mines in six countries. The remediation and reclamation of abandoned opencast mines are considered as a chance for new sustainable ecological, sociological and cultural developments in the regions concerned. The examples quoted from different countries allow the results of different remediation strategies to be compared. By way of conclusion, some recommendations are given at the end.
From the contents: Introduction.- Reclamation and Regeneration of Landscapes after Brown Coal Opencast Mining in the Czech Republic.- Alternatives for the Reclamation of Surface Mined Lands.- Mining Lakes: Generation, Loading and Water Quality Control.- Development Prospects for the Post-Mining Landscape in Central Germany.- Now We Have a Future, People Can Also Speak of the Past - Living next to an Opencast Mine.- Art Projects in Post Mining Landscapes: Visions Became Reality.- Acknowledgements.