September 22-27, 2019

46th IAH Congress, Malaga, Spain

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:


15 – 18 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


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