7 – 12th April 2019 – Vienna, Austria

Karst Session at the EGU General Assembly

The karst session titled “Field and modelling approaches for the assessment of hydrogeological and engineering problems in the complex karst environment” will be held at the next the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, 7–12 April 2019 in Vienna. The exact day of the session NH1.4 will be decided later.

This session deals with research related to geomorphology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and/or hazard mitigation in karst environments in the context of climate change and increased human disturbance. It also aims to discuss various characterization and modelling methods applied in each specific research domain, with their consequences on the understanding of the whole process of karst genesis and functioning.

Conveners: Hervé Jourde (France), Pauline Collon (France), Naomi  Mazzilli (France), Mario Parise (Italy), Xiaoguang Wang (France). site: WEBSITE


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


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 – 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:


Karst training courses



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

The International Course and Field Seminar Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA)

Fifth CEKA course sponsored by UNESCO and several other institutions and organized by the Centre for Karst Hydrogeology of University of Belgrade and Geological Survey, Zvornik will take place in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Virpazar, Montenegro from 26 May to 04 June 2019. Tentative programme, Promotional leaflet and Application form can be found at


17 – 21 June, 2019. Postojna, Slovenia

The International Karst School “Classical Karst”

The Karst Research Institute – ZRC SAZU, Postojna, Slovenia is organizing traditional 27th International Karst School in Postojna, Slovenia between 17 and 21 June, 2019. More information will be available at