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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 mechanical cover is a mechanical covering of a free water surface to prevent evaporation.?

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11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst

Dates: From 22 Sep, 2008 till 26 Sep, 2008
Location: Talahassee, Florida, USA

October 17, 2007

Call For Papers
Deadline Extended to November 28, 2007

11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst?

Submit your Abstracts by November 28, 2007!

Be a part of the most important international conference on the practical impacts of karst terrain. Share experiences with professionals from around the world. The complex hazards of karst terrain affect foundations, utilities, highways, and transportation facilities, and present contamination hazards to ground and surface water resources. Since 1984, geologists, geotechnical and environmental engineers, hydrogeologists, geographers, government officials, and a wide variety of professionals working in areas of karst terrain have gathered at the Multidisciplinary Conferences on Sinkholes and the Engineering & Environmental Impacts of Karst? to learn from each other. If you ever work in karst terrain, you will benefit from attending this conference.

The 11th edition of these multidisciplinary karst conferences is now accepting abstracts. The website is open at Present a paper, exhibit your services or products, update your professional development with short courses, and enjoy Florida?s springs and karst on the field trip. Join your colleagues in Tallahassee, Florida, next September. Don?t miss it!


Get on Track!

Sessions on the following tracks are tentatively planned, but all practical papers are welcome.

Karst Development & Mapping

  • The Formation of Karst and Sinkholes
  • Applications of Geophysics for Investigating Karst
  • New Geotechnical Investigation Techniques for Karst
  • GIS Mapping and Computer Databases of Karst Features
  • Karst Imaging and Videography (Special Session)

Pro-Active and Remedial Engineering in Karst Terrain

  • Foundation Design and Construction, Shallow or Deep
  • Dams and Impoundments
  • Engineering Man?s Infrastructure in Karst
  • Sinkhole Mitigation and Repair
  • Grouting Techniques
  • Low Permeability Barriers

Karst Water Resource Management

  • Hydrology of the Woodville Karst Plain and Water Resources Management
  • Groundwater Tracing
  • Storm Water & Waste Water Management
  • Contaminant Monitoring and Remediation in Karst
  • Modeling Groundwater Flow in Karst
  • Planning and Regulation
Abstract Guidelines

Each abstract for the Eleventh Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst? must be submitted by November 28, 2007. Each abstract must be written in English and should be a brief, concise summary of results; it is limited to one page and the contents should not have been published previously. Abstracts should include names, titles, affiliations, and complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail address of each author and co-author.

Abstracts should summarize the main facts and conclusions to be presented at the conference. (An abstract does not simply list what will be discussed.) The family or last name of each author and co-author should be underlined. Please indicate the conference topic that best fits your paper, or indicate other. At the end of the abstract, please provide the name of the author who is expected to present the paper at the conference.

The Organizing Committee of the Eleventh Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst? will accept or reject papers based on the abstracts and will assign papers to appropriate sessions. Notification of acceptance and full format and submission instructions including a ?Transfer of Copyright Form? will be emailed to authors and co-authors by January 15, 2008. The full manuscript must be received by March 15, 2008. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and the reviewers? comments will be returned to the author by May 1, 2008. A final camera-ready paper must be received by June 1, 2008 for printing in the conference proceedings. If an acceptable camera-ready copy of the manuscript is not received, the paper will be removed from the program.

The presenting author is required to pay the paper deposit fee when the final paper is accepted. This fee is non-refundable, but wil be credited toward registration at the conference. We regret that scholarship or travel funds are not available for conference attendees.

Abstract Submissions

Electronic submission of abstracts and papers is required. Please complete the abstract submittal form on the conference website:

If there are difficulties with website submittal, please contact: Sheana Singletary, ASCE,, 703-295-6014.

Abstracts should be no longer than one printed page (U.S. 8.5 x 11 inches) and include all contact information for the authors, including e-mail addresses. The proposed topic area should be indicated from the list of conference topics published in this call for papers, or you may indicate ?other?. To facilitate our work, authors outside the U.S. are requested to electronically format their abstracts and manuscripts to 8.5 x 11 inch size, (not A4). Thank you.

Sponsored by:

Geo-Institute of ASCE
P.E.Lamoreaux and Associates


Florida Department of Environmental Protection - Springs Initiative
Florida Geological Survey
Hydrogeology Consortium
Florida State University - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute
Southeastern Geological Society

Cooperating Organizations:

Environmental Water Resource Institute(EWRI)

Karst Waters Institute (KWI)


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