UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The Conduit is the e-newsletter of the Karst Waters Institute, and latest issue (volume 11, issue 2) can be downloaded as a pdf (using free Adobe Acrobat software) from the main website for KWI (www.karstwaters.org) or directly (1.84 MB) at http://karstwaters.org/conduit/KWI_Conduit11(2).pdf. This issue provides some news of past activities and future events, as well as other announcements. KWI was quite active in 2011, and will continue to be in 2012.

The 2012 Annual Awards Banquet will be held March 3 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, honoring Jim Goodbar! For reservations, send checks for $50 per person to Karst Waters Institute, PO Box 4142, Leesburg, VA 20177 by February 25. See newsletter or website http://karstwaters.org/dinner-announcements.php for details (including map).

Attention graduate (MS) students – the deadline for the William Wilson Scholarship is Feb. 15.

Mark your calendars for a variety of karst-related conferences and workshops, including the KWI- and National Cave and Karst Research Institute-sponsored conference, "Carbon & Boundaries in Karst," to be held in Carlsbad, New Mexico, January 7 – 11, 2013 (less than a year away now!!). See http://karstwaters.org/conferences/tempurl.php for more information. Updates will soon be added to the website, including a list of invited speakers and the tentative schedule. If you have any questions about the conference, or if you would like to be a sponsor, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As always, send any questions, comments, or ideas along. Feel free to distribute the newsletter to your colleagues and friends. Thank you for your support of KWI.

Annette Summers Engel

Karst Waters Institute, Vice President for Communications