ABSTRACTS.- The risks of the re-cultivation processes of brown coal surface mines. Brown coal is a vital source of energy to the world. Over the years new energy sources where looked for, but due to the high world wide demand due to the economic growth around the globe, brown coal production is facing more and more interest. Together with it go the geologic and natural related processes being affected due to the coal harvest, including surface, water, wildlife and as well humans. Illustrated by examples of the German area of Lausitz, given problems are being described. A mayor part of an approach of solutions to the future planning of the affected area, is the re-cultivation process, including its positive, negative aspects as well as the related risks. Taking all means into consideration, re-cultivation can lead to a long term benefit of land in ecological as well as economical conditions.
Key words: risks, brown coal mines , planning, rehabilitation, dump problems.
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