In many countries, groundwater is the most important source of drinking water. Therefore, it is important for me that contamination is avoided to protect our groundwater.
Since I can remember, I've been interested in mining and water. In rivers, I built dams with my brother and my cousin. When the weather allowed, we went up into the mountains, armed with torches and ropes, to explore old mining works. Until today, I am approaching my questions experimentally and focusing on applied subjects. They are centred mainly around one question: how can we manage current and future mining, including post-mining, in a way that minimises the negative effects on the environment, groundwater and surface water?
Exact observations are the key to understanding our environment
Analyzing the observations leads to the conceptual model
Experiments on the basis of the conceptual model verify the real world observations
Adapt the conceptual model until the experiment mirrors the observations
Ethically correct publishing, where the results are considered relevant