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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. ...

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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That perforation is holes or openings in well casing to permit water inflow into a well [16].?

Checkout all 2699 terms in the KarstBase Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

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International Symposium on Coastal Aquifers (TIAC-SIACODE)

Dates: From 16 Oct, 2007 till 19 Oct, 2007
Location: Almeria, Spain


  • Themes
  • Difficulties of tapping coastal aquifers
  • Systems for monitoring and control
  • Case studies


  • Themes
  • Recharge of coastal aquifers
  • Hydrogeochemical and isotope studies
  • Methods of exploration and study of coastal aquifers
  • Marine intrusion and its characterization
  • Marine intrusion throughout the world

With this meeting, the CLUB DEL AGUA SUBTERRNEA (Subaqua Club) is promoting two events of outstanding importance to the world of Hydrogeology: the third TIAC, and the second Conference on Coastal Aquifers and Desalination Plants, this time at the level of an International Symposium. The international meeting TECHNOLOGY OF

SEAWATER INTRUSION INTO COASTAL AQUIFERS (TIAC 07) is one that is already well-established, this being the third edition. The first meeting was in Almucar (Granada, Spain), in 1982, and the second in Alicante (Spain), in 2002. Both events generated proceedings that served as reference points, and continue to do so, for hydrogeologists working in coastal areas.

The format of opening conferences by leading experts in the field on key themes related to coastal aquifers, has guaranteed its reference status; the numerous accompanying communications have been the appropriate complement to the conceptual aspects of the keynote addresses. The second theme is much more modest and, to a certain extent, included in the former AQUIFERS AND DESALINATION PLANTS.

It takes on certain prominence in view of two undeniable facts: the significant advances in desalination technology with the consequent drop in desalination costs; and the marked increase in demand in coastal areas as a result of the continuing population growth in the coastal megalopolis, as well as the presence of agricultural activities that require large quantities of water. To this needs to be added the fact that, at least in the Spanish case, current water policy is committed to desalination plants as the preferred means of resolving the problems of water shortage in coastal areas. Such problems are arising more and more along the coast of many countries.

Almera, the province chosen to celebrate both events, is a unique case, being both the most arid environment in the European Union, and a place where agriculture and tourism and their respective water supply problems have been tackled in a relatively well-ordered way. Almera is possibly the mainland area that has the greatest desalination capacity, per head of population, in the world. In an area that has suffered cheerless periods of emigration through its recent history, agricultural activity became the economic motor in this province, with adaptation and application of state-of-the-art agricultural technologies and the most efficient irrigation techniques to be found along the Mediterranean coast.

For all the above reasons, we are sure that the response to this meeting will reflect the importance of the issues for debate and will mobilize specialists from all over the world to come and establish the state of the art. It will be a forum that will give continuity to what was begun in 1982, and maintaining its status as international reference point in this field.

Secretariat for TIAC-SIACODE

31 Dec, 1969 - 31 Dec, 1969,
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