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.