UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

There will be a session "International perspectives on karst aquifers
and water resources" at the International Geological Congress in Oslo,
Norway in August 2008.

The IGC website is http://www.33igc.org/coco/, and please note that
the abstract deadline is February 29, 2008.
Session HYH-09 "International perspectives on karst aquifers and water
Convenors: Chris Groves, Yuan Daoxian, Bartolome Andreo-Navarro,
Heather Viles (UNESCO-IUGS-IGCP 513)
This symposium is sponsored by the UNESCO/IUGS International
Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 513: Global Study of Karst Aquifers and
Water Resources.  While it has been estimated that over one billion
people rely on karst aquifers for water supply, these systems often
present serious challenges with regard to both water quantity and
quality, even in places of relatively abundant rainfall.  In many
countries with serious karst-related water supply issues, there are
also limited resources with which to solve these problems.  The
purpose of this Symposium is to share perspectives on karst-related
water supply issues, and their solutions, from a variety of
international perspectives.  Further information about IGCP 513 can be
found at http://hoffman.wku.edu/igcp/513.html.
Pending approval by UNESCO/IUGS in spring 2008, limited travel support
for presenters is expected to be available through IGCP.  Please email
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Chris Groves