15 – 18th May 2019 – Romania & Serbia

Geo trip of the IAH Karst Commission

The IAH Karst Commission (KC) is organising a Geo Trip to the Carpathian karst, prior the 4th Conference of the Central European Group (CEG) of IAH. The Geo Trip is open not only to the KC members but for all interested. The organisers have made an effort to reduce the cost as much as possible: thus, for the KC Geo Trip no fee will be required other than what is needed to cover the real expenses (based on sharing). The tour includes visit of attractive karst surface features, springs, caves along the southern margin of Carpathian Mountains in the two countries, between Danube and Olt rivers (Donji Milanovac – Baia de Arama – Trgu Jiu – Horezu).

More information, leaflet, photo gallery and application form can be found on


May 26 – June 4, 2019 – Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro

International Course in Karst Aquifer Management

The 6th International course Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA) sponsored by UNESCO and several other institutions will take place in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Virpazar, Montenegro between May 26 – June 4, 2019. Some 25 applications have been received, and just a few more places are available. The tentative programme, promotional leaflet and application form can be found at <

17-21 June 2019 – Slovenia

27th Karstological School, Postojna, Slovenia

This year’s Karstological School will deal with “Karst Hydrogeology – Research Trends and Applications. The conference will occur in Postojna between 17-21 June 2019. For more information check the 27th_Karstological School_First Circular and the website at:


KARSYS short course

In the frame of the 27th Karstological School in Postojna, the Swiss Institute of Speleology and Karstology will offer a short course dedicated to the use of the KARSYS platform. KARSYS is a useful tool for applied issues in karst and the course is designed for those working in karst environments. The KARSYS short course will take place on June 22nd (Saturday), led by KC Member Pierre-Yves Jeannin and Arnauld Malard. For more information, please check the leaflet attached.



24 – 26th June 2019, Ragusa, Sicily

Man and Karst 2019

The international scientific conference “Man and Karst” will be held in Sicily from 24th to 26th June 2019.  As was the case with the previous conferences, its aim is to contribute to the knowledge on, enhancement of and safeguarding the karst landscape, together with its ecosystem and historical-anthropological resources as a whole.

For more information please contact our colleague Rosario Ruggieri ( and visit the following web page:


1 – 5th July 2019, Milan, Italy

Subterranean Landscape Conservation Symposium, Milan, Italy

KC member Chris Groves, together with Claudia Canedoli and Emilio Padoa-Schioppa, is helping organize a symposium called “Challenges for Subterranean Landscape Conservation in the World’s Karst Regions” at the next 10th World Congress of the International Association of Landscape Ecology, to be held between July 01-05, in Milan, Italy. Please see the symposium description attached. For more information about this event refer to Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="Verified"> Deadline for abstracts is coming up at 25th of January 2019. If you think you can submit an abstract with little delay please contact the organizers at

Karst Session at the EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria

22-27th September 2019 – Malaga, Spain

46th IAH Annual Congress

The 46th IAH Congress “Groundwater Management and Governance Coping with Water Scarcity” will take place in Malaga, Spain, between 22 and 27 September, 2019.

Topic 7 – Karst Hydrogeology

This section deals with the recent advances and novel application of research methods in hydrogeological studies in karst systems. Special emphasis will be focused on issues related to quantity and quality of karst waters, hydrodynamic, hydrochemistry and isotopes. A deeper understanding of tracing techniques by means of fluorescent and natural tracers are key aspects for a more precise conceptualization of carbonate karst aquifers. Additionally, new trends on groundwater recharge and water management as well as modeling methods for simulating flow distribution, solute transport and reactive (coupled) processes will also be highlighted in this topic.

The Annual meeting of the KC will take place during the Congress.

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission: 30th March 2019
  • Abstract acceptance: 15th June 2019
  • Early-bird registration: 30th June 2019

More information available at:


21-22 September 2019 – Spain

HYDROKARST 2019 – XII Training Course on Karst Hydrogeology

This traditional course will take place in Malaga, Spain, on 21-22 September 2019 (in conjunction with the IAH Congress). A circular has been released Hydrokarst2019 and members of the KC will take part as lecturers.


18-22 May 2020 – USA

UNESCO Karst 2020 – Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community

The website of this important event has just been launched at
The workshop is being organized by KC member Chris Groves together with a large group of supporters. It will take place between May 18-22, 2020, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA, a classical karst area with the world’s longest cave at Mammoth Cave National Park. A pre-conference field trip is being offered. The meeting will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the IAH Karst Commission, so we encourage all our members and friends to attend. Please check the attached leaflet. This workshop will be the official KC meeting for 2020.