UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

International Symposium on Hierarchical Flow Systems in Karst Regions will be held during 2-7 September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary, in honour of Professor József Tóth, in celebration of his 80th birthday.

The Symposium is being organised by the Regional Groundwater Flow Commission of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Karst Commission of IAH, Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Commission of International Union of Speleology, and Hungarian National Chapter of IAH.

The main objective of the Symposium is the integration the theory of hierarchical flow systems into karst hydrogeology, thermal water resources research and hypogene speleogenesis. It is aimed to bring together hydrogeologists working on carbonate aquifers in order to broaden their knowledge on flow-system approach in karst systems, specific discharge features connected to karstic flow systems and economic importance of deep carbonate reservoirs.

Main Topics:

• Flow systems of hypogenic karsts

• Discharge features: hypogenic cave morphology, cave minerals, geochemistry of waters, precipitaes

• Role of microbes in hypogenic karst processes

• Geothermal importance of deep karst systems

• Hypogenic karsts as petroleum reservoirs

For details of the first announcement see the IAH website and the Symposium page in the Speleogenesis Calendar.

Contact information:

Anita Erőss, Ph.D., research associate
Eötvös Loránd University
Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Department of Physical and Applied Geology
Pázmány P. s. 1/c, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
Tel.: +36 3722500/1776
Fax: +36 381 21 30