UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst will be held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, on 6-10 May 2013. We have already accepted dozens of excellent papers, designed several insightful short courses, have scheduled four outstanding special invited speakers, and are preparing what is one of the most unique and fascinating field trips of this conference series.

You can still register for the conference at a discount price, but only through this Thursday, February 14th. On Friday, the prices go up! The prices for registration are the lowest in many years, especially for students, but only if you register by the 14th.

For information about the conference and to register, go to this website. While sinkholes are the major theme, since 1984 this conference series has been the greatest forum on karst engineering, geotechnical, water resource, and other environmental management issues. Participation is always international and includes several papers this year from China. To see a sinkhole in China which recently swallowed a 3-story building, click on this link. This conference series has been instrumental in reducing such incidents, and I look forward to seeing you there to improve the science and prevent even more collapses.


George Veni, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
400-1 Cascades Avenue
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220-6215 US