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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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Engineering problems in karst, Session 5.7 at the IAEG XII Congress

Dates: From 15 Sep, 2014 till 19 Sep, 2014
Location: Torino, Italy
Organisation: International Association of Engineering Geologists
Contact: Mario Parise
Registration URL: Click to open

Within the framework of the IAEG (International Association of Engineering Geologists) XII Congress, session 5.7 will be entirely dedicated to karst, with the title “Engineering Problems in Karst”. The Congress will take place from 15 to 19 of September 2014 in Torino (Italy). More information on the overall Congress can be found at the event webpage.


Session 5.7: Engineering problems in karst

Session description: Karst covers 20% of the Earth's surface and provide 45% of the world's drinking water. Karst systems are extremely complex, and, due to the geological and hydrological intrinsic features, are among the most vulnerable settings in the world. Karst requires a specific approach to limit the negative effects of human activities on its valuable natural and often protected resources, and to allow sustainable development. Karst hydrology is highly vulnerable to pollution events, water withdrawals, and changes in land use. In addition, karst creates voids in carbonates and salt rocks, leading to underground collapses which propagation toward the surface may directly affect the built-up area, inducing severe damage and problems. Management of karst environments is a very delicate matter: understanding of how to deal with pollution, karst hazards, geotechnical constraints, unstable flows, sinkholes and human impacts on karst landscapes provides a context for discussion within the session.


Convener:             Mario Parise

Co-conveners:    Damien Closson

Francisco Gutiérrez

Zoran Stevanovic


New deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2013.

The abstracts must be uploaded on the website at the address:

The text of the abstract may contain a maximum of 8000 characters, including blanks. The title of the abstract will be uploaded separately as well as the authors and their affiliations. Each abstract may contain only one figure, graph or a table (to be uploaded separately).

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