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Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 04 Jul, 2018
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

Speleology in Kazakhstan

Shakalov on 11 Jul, 2012
Hello everyone!   I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko")   There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

New publications on hypogene speleogenesis

Klimchouk on 26 Mar, 2012
Dear Colleagues, This is to draw your attention to several recent publications added to KarstBase, relevant to hypogenic karst/speleogenesis: Corrosion of limestone tablets in sulfidic ground-water: measurements and speleogenetic implications Galdenzi,

The deepest terrestrial animal

Klimchouk on 23 Feb, 2012
A recent publication of Spanish researchers describes the biology of Krubera Cave, including the deepest terrestrial animal ever found: Jordana, Rafael; Baquero, Enrique; Reboleira, Sofía and Sendra, Alberto. ...

Caves - landscapes without light

akop on 05 Feb, 2012
Exhibition dedicated to caves is taking place in the Vienna Natural History Museum   The exhibition at the Natural History Museum presents the surprising variety of caves and cave formations such as stalactites and various crystals. ...

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Karst sessions at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Summit, San Antonio, TX, USA

Author Barbara Mahler. Posted on 05 Oct, 2012

Dear fellow karst colleague,

There will be three sessions on karst hydrology at the 2013 NGWA Groundwater Summit, held in May in 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

I would like to draw your attention to the session: 

Innovative Approaches for Investigating and Managing Karst Groundwater Resources

Karst aquifers represent a vital water resource on a global scale, providing drinking water for an estimated 40% of the world’s population and critical habitat for numerous endemic species.  Because of their rapid response to recharge, karst aquifers provide a continually renewable groundwater resource; they supply water for many urbanizing areas, but are highly vulnerable to contamination.  Because of the unique hydrogeologic characteristics of karst systems, the development and application of innovative tools and interpretive methods is required to understand flow and transport in these aquifers, and creative approaches are required for their management.  This session brings together hydrologists and managers who have developed new tools for investigating karst processes or innovative approaches for sustainable management of karst water resources.

Presentations of interest might include modifications or departures from traditional numerical modeling, application of new geophysical methods, novel tracers or approaches to interpreting tracer-test results, original approaches to hydrograph analysis or separation, original applications of statistics to the analysis of time-series hydrologic or geochemical data, and innovative wellhead protection programs.
 
The abstract submission deadline is  October 22nd . Meeting information and abstract submission directions can be found at the conference website.

Other sessions are:

  • Beyond the Phase II — Shifting from Investigation to Risk Management
  • Challenges for Groundwater-Based Public Water Supply Systems
  • Challenges in Characterizing and Modeling Karst Aquifer Systems
  • Characterizing Biology with Water Quality in Karst: What Can It Tell Us About Aquifer Health
  • Discovering and Developing Water Supplies Through Coordinated Public and Private Efforts
  • Eliminating or Exploiting Environmental Fluctuations to Improve Hydraulic Characterization
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Everything Aquifer Storage and Recovery
  • Finite Difference vs. Finite Element — Numerical Methods
  • Groundwater Dewatering and Control in Sensitive Environments
  • Groundwater Flow and Fractures
  • Groundwater-Related Issues in Developing Nations
  • Historical Hydrogeology
  • Hydraulic Fracturing and Protection of Groundwater Resources
  • Hydrogeologic Characterization and Environmental Issues at Mining Facilities
  • Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources
  • Innovative Approaches for Investigating and Managing Karst Groundwater Resources
  • Integrated Groundwater Management: Best Practices for Managing Limited Supplies Under Different Policy and Legal Settings
  • Lessons Learned from a Decade of Groundwater Availability Modeling in Texas
  • Management of Fresh/Brackish Groundwater Resources: Tools, Innovations, and Applications
  • Mass Flux and Mass Discharge
  • Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Organic Chemicals in Ground Water: Prevention, Detection, and Remediation
  • Public Policy and Scientific Management of Water Resources
  • Remote (and Not So Remote) Ways of Estimating Groundwater Use in Agriculture
  • Remote Sensing and Groundwater
  • Site Characterization and Management of Environmental Risks at Upstream Oil and Gas Fields
  • Stormwater and Urban Hydrogeology
  • Sustainable Solutions to Challenges to Groundwater
  • The Saga of Groundwater Monitoring Efforts in Tough Economic Times
  • The Texas Water Conservation and Technology Center
  • What Lies Beneath: Groundwater and Geophysics

This event in the Speleogenesis Calendar

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Barbara J. Mahler, Ph.D., P.G.
Research Hydrologist
U.S. Geological Survey
1505 Ferguson Ln., Austin, TX  78754

 

 

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Speleology in Kazakhstan

04 Jul, 2018

Hello everyone! I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko") There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

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Speleology in Kazakhstan

04 Jul, 2018

Hello everyone! I pleased to invite you to the official site of Central Asian Karstic-Speleological commission ("Kaspeko") There, we regularly publish reports about our expeditions, articles and reports on speleotopics, lecture course for instructors, photos etc. ...

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