UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

Events and meetings

Karst & Cave related events and meetings

Dear KIG,

As the KIG workshop draws nearer I wanted to provide some updates. The cut-off date for USGS personnel to register for attending the workshop has passed. Registration is still open for everyone else, you can register at the USGS KIG website. We currently have 71 people registered to attend with 31 presenters not including posters presentations. The Texas Geophysical Team will be performing a demonstration of borehole geophysics the evening of the May 14.

Dear Friends,

Just a brief reminder that the deadline for submitting abstract for the next International Workshop on Ice Caves (IWIC) is approaching (January 31). This IWIC will be held with the Slovak Caves Administration’s 12th Scientific Conference—Research, Protection, and Utilization of Caves.

Please share this info with anyone you might think would be interested.


Looking forward to seeing you in Liptovsky Mikulas on 12-15 May 2020.

Aurel Perşoiu

President, Glacier, Firn, and Ice Caves Commission

International Union of Speleology

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The 2020 GSA Annual Meeting will be in Montréal from Oct. 25-28. Please consider volunteering to chair a session and submit a session proposal for this year's meeting. The proposal deadline is Feb. 1, and you can find more information at the following link: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2020AM/cfs.cgi. Please contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;) if you plan to submit a session proposal so that we can coordinate a full meeting program for the Karst Division. A successful meeting requires many volunteers; thank you in advance for your help!

Best regards,
Andrew Luhmann
GSA Karst Division

The next North-Central Geological Society of America Meeting will occur in Duluth, Minnesota, USA, on May 18-19, 2020.

Karst will be well represented at the meeting with two technical sessions:

T27) The Hydrogeology of Fracture and Karst Bedrock Aquifers; Description: This session will bring together a wide range of geotechnical work on groundwater quality and quantity in non-Darcian fracture and karst bedrock aquifers. Fractures and karst bedrock aquifers are the main groundwater sources on much of the north central region.

As written at the top of this news message, our friends in Puerto Rico have told us that the best way you can help the people of the island recover is go to Puerto Rico. We hope you register for the Sinkhole Conference, not simply because we believe it will be a great experience for you, but also because we truly believe it will help these people who have suffered greatly from natural tragedies over the past few years.

If you register now and wish to give a presentation, you still have the opportunity. Sign up for Karst Clips, a lightning talk-style session where you can update everyone on your work, share your ideas, and develop new partnerships though a brief presentation. This session will broaden participation and content at the conference, as well as provoke valuable discussions among participants. Details about Karst Clips are highlighted at http://www.sinkholeconference.com, where you can also register for the conference. Don’t forget, except for one dinner, the registration price includes all of your meals!