Framework to guide mine-related land use planning towards optimisation of the coal mining rehabilitated landscape

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dc.contributor.advisor Truter, Wayne Frederick
dc.contributor.postgraduate Hattingh, Raina
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-05T17:49:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-05T17:49:07Z
dc.date.created 2018-09
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description Dissertation (MSc) - University of Pretoria, 2018. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The post-mining land use optimisation framework developed as part of this research underpins the need for examining site-specific decisions within the regional land planning context as well as in relation to the social, economic, and political perspectives within the mine’s localised planning domain. It emphasizes that the spatial and temporal planning and implementation of rehabilitation and land use-related activities remain continually changing throughout the mining life cycle. This implies that amendments, refinements or corrective action should be an integral aspect of this planning, improving the trajectory towards success as new site knowledge and learnings becomes available. Rehabilitation activities should be implemented as soon as site disturbance (construction) starts and maintained throughout the operational and decommissioning periods. More importantly, these activities remain even more pertinent to the monitoring and maintenance period, during which successful implementation of the pre-defined land use/s can be demonstrated. Rehabilitation-, land use and mine closure plans are hence ‘living’, changing tools, aligned towards a common goal – defining a resilient post-mining landscape that will, ultimately, enable harnessing the altered landscapes’ new characteristics to optimise services to post-mining communities that either provides similar resourcing needs from the land, or alternative resources that contribute to the long-term viability of the area. en_ZA
dc.description.availability Unrestricted en_ZA
dc.description.degree MSc en_ZA
dc.description.department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Coaltech Research Institute, Chamber of Mines en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Chamber of Mines
dc.identifier.citation Hattingh, R 2018, Framework to guide mine-related land use planning towards optimisation of the coal mining rehabilitated landscape, MSc Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65312> en_ZA
dc.identifier.other S2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/65312
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2018 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject Land rehabilitation en_ZA
dc.subject Post-mining en_ZA
dc.subject Land use en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Framework to guide mine-related land use planning towards optimisation of the coal mining rehabilitated landscape en_ZA
dc.type Dissertation en_ZA


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