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Papers presented at Conferences

Winde F, Hoffmann E, Erasmus E, Stoch EJ (2013): Mapping human exposure to mining-related pollution of uranium and other toxic metals in goldfields of the Witwatersrand. African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC), 2013 Conference, Durban, 21-24 November, Session: Environment and occupation in cancer, Abstract, 1p.

Winde F (2013): Uranium pollution and potential health effects in semi-arid gold mining areas of South Africa – a global perspective. International Conference on Water Sustainability in Arid Regions, Lanzhou, China, 12-14 August, 2013, Session: Ground Water resources, Abstract, Abstract volume, 1 p.

Schrader A, Winde F (2013): Deriving aquifer parameters from the large-scale dewatering of a karst aquifer in a semi-arid climate by applying analytical methods designed for porous media. International Conference on Water Sustainability in Arid Regions, Lanzhou, China, 12-14 August, 2013, Session: Ground Water resources, Abstract, Abstract volume, 1 p.

Cerenzia I, Bonanno R, Cassardo C, Erasmus E, Winde F (2013): Modeling variations of natural water budget in the Vaal river basin (South Africa) using Land Surface Model UTOPIA. IGU Regional Conference Kyoto, 2-5 August 2013, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Climate change and hydrological effects, Abstract for oral presentation, 1p.

Schrader A, Winde F, Erasmus E (2013): Using a groundwater inrush event and large-scale dewatering in South African gold mining areas to determine hydraulic parameters of karst aquifers. IGU Regional Conference Kyoto, 2-5 August 2013, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Groundwater, Abstract for oral presentation, 1p.

Winde F, Erasmus E, Geipel G, Osman AAA (2013): Assessing health effects of naturally elevated uranium levels in groundwater– a case study from an arid farming area of South Africa. IGU Regional Conference Kyoto, 2-5 August 2013, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Water Pollution, Abstract for oral presentation, 1p

Winde F (2012): Flooding of abandoned deep-level gold mines in South Africa: risks vs. risk perceptions and proposed vs. alternative solutions. IGU Conference Cologne (Germany), 26-30 August 2012, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Water and Mining, abstract for oral presentation, pp.1, Chair of session

Schrader A, Winde F (2012): Predicting hydraulic effects of mine closure on spring flow in dewatered karst aquifers of the Far West Rand goldfield (South Africa). IGU Conference Cologne (Germany), 26-30 August 2012, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Water and Mining, abstract for oral presentation, pp.1, Chair of session

Hoffmann E, Winde F (2012): Generating high resolution DEMs as tool for wetland research – a case study from South Africa using Google Earth data. IGU Conference Cologne (Germany), 26-30 August 2012, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Water and Mining, abstract for oral presentation, pp.1, Chair of session

Hoffmann E, Winde F (2012): Using GIS to visualize complex temporal-spatial dynamics of water quality data – examples from a wetland study in South Africa. IGU Conference Cologne (Germany), 26-30 August 2012, Commission on Water Sustainability, Session: Water and Mining, abstract for oral presentation, pp.1, Chair of session

Winde (2011): Assessing Uranium-related Health risks – Examples from South Africa for the drinking water pathway Part I: Guideline and toxicity issues – The Pofadder case study. IGU Regional conference, Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 2011.

Winde (2011): Assessing Uranium-related Health risks – Examples from South Africa for the drinking water pathway- Part II: case study Wonderfonteinspruit/ Potchefstroom. IGU Regional conference, Santiago de Chile, Chile, November 2011.

Winde (2011): Challenges in Assessing Uranium-related Health risks: Two case studies for the aquatic Exposure pathway from South Africa - Part II: case study Wonderfonteinspruit/ Potchefstroom. International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology VI, Freiberg, Germany, September 2011, invited speaker.

Winde (2011): Challenges in Assessing Uranium-related Health risks: Two case studies for the aquatic Exposure pathway from South Africa - Part I: Guideline and toxicity issues – Pofadder case study. Abstract for oral presentation, International Conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology VI, Freiberg, Germany, September 2011, invited speaker.

Winde (2011): The history of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa – an overview focusing on deep level gold mining. Oral presentation, 180 min.; UNESCO- International Hydrology Education programme (IHE) course at NWU, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa, May 2010, invited speaker.

Winde (2010): Gold mining-related water issues in South Africa - the West Rand and Far West Rand area as a case study - research opportunities. Oral presentation, Swiss Embassy – EAWAG - Fact Finding Mission, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 2. December 2010, invited speaker.

Winde F (2010): Uranium pollution of surface- and underground water – a case study on mining-related water pollution and associated health risks. Case studies from South Africa with special reference to the situation in Potchefstroom. Mooi River Forum, Potchefstroom, South Africa, 30. November 2010, invited speaker.

Winde (2010): Uranium pollution of drinking water: sources, extent and associated health risks - case studies from South Africa with special reference to the situation in Potchefstroom. Multidisciplinary perspectives on environmental pollution and its health Impacts. NWU Vaal Triangle, School of Basic Science: Mini-Forum, Vanderbiljpark, South Africa, 26 November 2010, invited speaker.

Winde (2010): Uranium pollution of water resources in gold mining areas of South Africa – extent, sources and associated health risks. 31st. Annual Meeting of the North America Group of the Society of Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry (SETAC), Session: Radioecology and environmental toxicology associated with uranium mining and nuclear production activities, Portland (Oregon, USA), 7-11 November 2010, invited speaker.

Winde F (2010): Gold mining-related water issues in the West Rand and Far West Rand goldfields (upper Vaal catchment): state of knowledge, data availability, research needs. International workshop of the South African-German research project on Integrated Water Management (IWM) in gold mining areas of the upper and middle Vaal catchments of South Africa, Potsdam (Germany), GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences, 2 June 2010, keynote speaker.

Winde F (2009): Uranium pollution of water resources in mined-out and active goldfields of South Africa - A case study in the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment on extent and sources of U-pollution and associated health risks. International Mine Water Conference, 19-23 October 2009, Pretoria (South Africa), International Mine Water Conference, Document Transformation Technologies cc.

Winde F (2009): Peatlands as filters for polluted mine water? – A case study from a uranium-contaminated karst system in South Africa: Part I: Hydrogeological setting and U-fluxes. International Geographical Union – Commission on Water Sustainability: International Conference on Managing water in a changing world: Turin (Italy), 27-31 July 2009.

Winde F (2009): Peatlands as filters for polluted mine water? – A case study from a uranium-contaminated karst system in South Africa: Part II: Pollution patterns and filter efficiency. Abstract for oral presentation; International Geographical Union – Commission on Water Sustainability: International Conference on Managing water in a changing world: Turin (Italy), 27-31 July 2009.

Stoch EJ, Winde F, Erasmus E (2008): Lessons to be learnt from mining below cavernous karst, with special reference to the Far West Rand, South Africa. 3rd International Seminar on Mine Closure, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15th -17th October 2008, `Mine Closure 2008’, panel members.

Winde F (2008): Peat deposits as natural uranium filters? - First results from a case study in a dolomitic gold mining area of South Africa. 4th International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH V), 14 - 18 September 2008, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F (2007): Quasi-continuous in-situ observations of interactions between surface water and groundwater using mining-induced water pollution as tracer – examples from the Lerchenbach stream (Wismut region, Germany). Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission for Water Sustainability, Asheville (North Carolina, USA), August 13-17, 2007.

Winde F (2007): Assessing impacts of peat mining on water flow and quality in a semi-arid Karst area of South Africa – Methodological considerations and first results. International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission for Water Sustainability, Asheville (North Carolina, USA), August 13-17, 2007.

Winde F (2007): Health risks associated with uranium pollution of water – observations from selected case studies in South Africa. International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission for Water Sustainability, Asheville (North Carolina, USA), August 13-17, 2007.

Van Eeden E, Winde F, Stoch EJ (2005): Multi-perspectives and perceptions on water quality, and related health issues, as impacted on by the mining activities in the Carletonville catchment (Gauteng Province, South Africa), 1964-2004. 5th Conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA) in Paris (France) Dec. 2005.

Winde F (2005): Einflüsse des Gold-und Uranbergbaus auf Struktur und Wasserhaushalt dolomitischer Karstlandschaften in Südafrika. Abstract for oral presentation. 55. Deutscher Geographentag, 8-14 October 2005, Trier (Germany), co-chair of session 30.

Pieterse B, van der Walt IJ, Sandham L, Winde F (2005): Multidissiplinere opleiding en navorsing in Omgewingwetenskappe: unieke geleenthede vir Suid-Afrika. Suid Afrikaanse akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, Jaarvergadering en simposium 2005, 23-24 June 2005, Garsfontein, Pretoria.

Winde F (2005): Long-term impacts of gold and uranium mining on water quality in dolomitic regions – examples from the Wonderfonteinspruit catchment in South Africa. 4th International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH IV), 12-16 September 2005, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F (2005): The role of groundwater-stream interactions for uranium fluxes in fluvial systems. 4th International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH IV), 12-16 September 2005, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F (2005): Real-time monitoring of hydrological groundwater-stream interactions in a mining-affected stream. Biennial Ground Water Conference, 7-9 March 2005, CSIR International Conference Centre, Pretoria.

Winde F (2005): Interactions between groundwater and surface water in dolomitic areas affected by deep level gold mining – Examples from the Far West Rand goldfield (South Africa). Biennial Ground Water Conference, 7-9 March 2005, CSIR International Conference Centre, Pretoria.

Winde (2004): Uranium fluxes in fluvial systems – the significance of stream-groundwater interactions and hydrochemical oscillations. 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union/ Incorporating Joint International Geomorphology Conference, 15-20 August 2004.

Winde (2004): Impacts of gold mining on water sustainability – experiences from water-stressed catchments in dolomitic regions of South Africa. 30th Congress of the International Geographical Union/ Incorporating Joint International Geomorphology Conference, 15-20 August 2004, Glasgow.

Winde (2003): Mining-related impacts on groundwater and streams – pitfalls from uranium mines in Europe, Africa and Australia. 3rd World Water Forum, 17-18 March 2003, Kyoto, Japan.

Winde F (2002): Stream pollution by tailing deposits and fluvial transport of dissolved uranium. Dynamics and mechanisms investigated in mining areas of Germany, Southern Africa and Australia. International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH III), 15-21 September 2002, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F (2002): Real time observations of groundwater-stream interactions as a tool for determining hydrodynamics of diffuse stream pollution - Pitfalls from mining-affected streams in Germany and South Africa. Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU): Geographical Renaissance at the Dawn of the Millennium. 4-7 August 2002, Durban (South Africa).

Winde F (2002): Uranium pollution of South African streams – an overview over the situation at selected gold-mining sites of the Witwatersrand basin. Regional Conference of the International Geographical Union (IGU): Geographical Renaissance at the Dawn of the Millennium. 4-7 August 2002, Durban (South Africa).

Winde F, AB de Villiers (2002): Uranium contamination of streams by tailings dams – case studies in the Witwatersrand gold mining area (South Africa). International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH III), 15-21 September 2002, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F, AB de Villiers (2002): The nature and extent of uranium contamination from tailings dams in the Witwatersrand gold mining area (South Africa). International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH III), 15-21 September 2002, Freiberg (Germany).

Coetzee H, Wade P, Winde F (2002): Reliance on existing wetlands for pollution control around the Witwatersrand gold/uranium mines of South Africa – Are they sufficient? International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMH III), 15-21 September 2002, Freiberg (Germany).

Winde F (2002): Tailingsdeponien als technogene Landschaftselemente und Schadstoffquellen – Beispiele aus Uran- und Goldbergbaugebieten arider, humider und tropischer Klimate. Relief und Mensch. 28. Jahrestagung des Deutschen Arbeitskreises für Geomorphologie e.V. 7-10 October 2002, Köln.

Winde F, Coetzee H (2002): Tailings deposits as sources of contamination – an overview over potential, extent and pathways in the Witwatersrand basin (South Africa). Relief und Mensch. 28. Jahrestagung des Deutschen Arbeitskreises für Geomorphologie e.V. 7-10 October 2002, Köln, Programm, 114-115.

Winde F (2001): Impacts of diurnal and event-related fluctuations in stream chemistry on the fluvial uranium transfer – pitfalls from humid, semi-arid and tropical systems. 4th Conference of the International Geographical Union Study Group on Water Sustainability. Environmental Change and Water Sustainability in Zaragoza (Spain), 4-7 July 2001.

Van der Walt IJ, Winde F, Nel B (2001): Integrated Catchment Management: The Mooi River (North West Province, South Africa) as a case study. 4th Conference of the International Geographical Union Study Group on Water Sustainability. Environmental Change and Water Sustainability in Zaragoza (Spain), 4-7 July 2001.

Winde F (2001): Aqueous transport mechanisms of uranium – the Koekemoer Spruit (South Africa) as a case study. Abstract. Conference on Environmentally Responsible Mining in Southern Africa, Chamber of Mines (South Africa), 25-28 September 2001 in Muldersdrift (Gauteng, South Africa), conference guide, 31.

Winde F (2001): Hydrochemical behaviour of uranium along the aqueous pathway – pitfalls from mining areas in Germany, Southern Africa and Australia. 4th Conference of the International Geographical Union Study Group on Water Sustainability. Environmental Change and Water Sustainability in Zaragoza (Spain), 4-7 July 2001.

Winde F, van der Walt IJ (2001): Dynamics of groundwater-stream interactions. The Koekemoerspruit (South Africa) and the Lerchenbach (Germany) as case studies. 4th Conference of the International Geographical Union Study Group on Water Sustainability. Environmental Change and Water Sustainability in Zaragoza (Spain), 4-7 July 2001.

Winde F (2000): Fluviale Prozesse und Urantransport – Beispiele aus der Wismutregion Ostthüringens und den Goldbergbaugebieten Südafrikas. Abstract for poster presentation. Baumhauer H, Schütt B (Hrsg.): Geomorphologie und Umweltgeschichte. Jahrestagung des Deutschen Arbeitskreises für Geomorphologie in Trier, 4.-8.Oktober 2001, Tagungsband, 41.

Winde F (1995): Untersuchungen zur Herkunft und Schwermetallkontamination von Schlämmen in Nebenvorflutern der Halleschen Saaleaue. Raumentwicklung und Umweltverträglichkeit. 50. Deutscher Geographentag. Potsdam (Germany).

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