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VODAMIN: Pit water as resource and threat in former mining areas

The project with 4 partners from Czech Republic and Germany addresses the problem of interventions in the natural water regime in regions heavily influenced by mining activities in the Saxon-Czech border area. Besides the monitoring and analysis of the hydrological and ecological situation in the mining areas Oelsnitz/Lugau, East Saxony and Bohemia also concrete methods for the remediation of contaminated heap leakage water and pit water in brown and hard coal mining should be tested. The project aims at the implementation of the Water Framework Directive of the EU to develop offers for the rising demands concerning the water consumption of gray- and fresh water as well as to react early to the climate change in the Saxon-Czech border-area.

core-consult provided support and advice during the development of the cross-border project VODAMIN. In particular the financial planning, finalization of the project application and the coordination work was performed by core-consult in close cooperation with the Saxon Upper Mining Authority, the Regional Administration of Usti Region (CZ), the Saxon State Office for Environment, Geology and Rural Affairs (LFLUG) as well as the City of Oelsnitz/Erzgeb. For German project partners core – consult took over project and financial management and public relation activities.

Processing period: 02/2009 – 05/2014

Topic: Nature and environmental protection
Program: INTERREG Saxony-Czech Republic