The International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst2007)
August 13-19, 2007 at Western Kentucky University, USA
The International Conference on Karst Hydrogeology and Ecosystems (Karst2007) will be held August 13-19, 2007 at Western Kentucky University.
Sponsored by Western Kentucky University, the Patel Center for Global Solutions, the Karst Waters Institute, and the Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning, and hosted by the WKU Hoffman Environmental Research Institute, this conference is a joint meeting of the four major international karst research groups:
1) the UNESCO International Geoscience Program (IGCP) Project 513: Global Study of Karst Aquifers and Water Resources;
2) The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Karst Commission;
3) the International Geographical Union (IGU) Karst Commission, and
4) the Union Internationale de Spéléologie Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis.
This follows two successful similar meetings held at WKU in 1998, attracting about 100 scientists from 17 countries, and 2003, attracting about 110 scientists from 21 countries. We expect a more diverse turnout due to the increased international participation in these projects over the last few years--IGCP Project 513 alone now has over 300 members representing 56 countries.
The conference website can be found at http://hoffman.wku.edu/karst2007/k2007.html,
or easily accessed from the Hoffman Institute site at http://hoffman.wku.edu/.