2–6 April 2018

The 15th Sinkhole Conference

Joint with the 3rd Appalachian Karst Symposium at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA.

Deadline: 23 February, 2018 for registration


08–13 April 2018


The session “Speleogenesis, Geomorphology and Hazards in Karst”

NH8.2/GM7.5/HS11.35/SSS13.42, at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly – EGU2018, which will take place on 08–13 April 2018 in Vienna, Austria (exact day of the session NH8.2 will be decided in February 2018).


– Deadline for abstract submission: 10 January 2018 (abstract processing charge of €40.00 gross)

– Deadline for late abstract submission: 18 January 2018 (final approval by the programme committee required; abstract processing charge of €80 gross).



27 May – 5 June, 2018

Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers – CEKA 2018

UNESCO’s Workshop and Field Seminar will be held in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina 27 May – 5 June, 2018


6-9 June 2018

KARST 2018 “Expect the Unexpected”

The symposium will be held in honor of the 80th birthday of Professor Dr. Petar Milanović in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 6-9 June 2018.

Deadlines :

  • Early registration : 1 February 2018
  • Paper submission : 15 March 2018
  • Final program : 1 May 2018.


June 16-21, 2018

Resources for Future Generations,

Vancouver, Canada
June 16-21, 2018 | Vancouver Convention Center | Vancouver, BC, CANADA

During this conference the team of IGCP 661- The Critical Zone in Karst Systems will have a working meeting. The IGCP project will mainly pay attention to some scientific issues such as the structure, evolution, cycle of carbon-water-calcium and function of the critical zone and its sustainable utilization of the resources and environments.

The programme of the event is available at:

2-6 July 2018

EuroKarst 2018

European bi-annual conference  on the Hydrogeology of Karst and Carbonate Reservoirs. It is organized every two years by the Universities of  Neuchâtel (Switzerland), Besançon (France), and Malaga (Spain): 2-6 July 2018, (Besançon, France). 

Along with the conference the Annual IAH Karst Commission meeting will be held.

Deadline: The submission deadline for extended papers is the 30th of March 2018. Submit it to:


The Karst Commission Annual Meeting 2018 will also be held at Besancon on Tuesday, July, 3 from 18:30 to 19:30. The meeting will take place at Centre diocésain Espace Grammont, 20 Rue Megevand, in one of the halls of EUROKARST2018 conference. The agenda will be provided before the meeting. Everybody is welcome to attend. The organizers attempt to ensure video link for colleagues who would not be able to join the conference and meeting.

September 9-14, 2018

45th IAH Congress in Daejeon, South Korea

GROUNDWATER AND LIFE: Science and Technology into Action

Topic 7 Advances in Karst and Fractured-rock Hydrogeology
Conveners: Nico Goldscheider, Young-Jin Park, Judit Mádl-Sz
őnyi, Sung-Hoon Ji

“Groundwater from these aquifers is a major freshwater resource for human consumption and ecosystems. Furthermore, the specific structure and properties of these hard-rock aquifers also affect the performance and safety of artificial underground facilities. This topic aims to discuss the recent advances in understanding groundwater flow and contaminant transport in karst and fractured-rock aquifers.”

T7.1 Recent developments in karst hydrogeology
T7.2 Characterizing fractured rock aquifers
T7.3 Modeling of flow and transport in karst/fractured-rock aquifers
T7.4 The critical zone in karst system (Karst Institute of Geology CAGS, UNESCO-IGCP Special Session)
T7.5 Regional flow systems of deep carbonates – Geological agency, discharge features and practical consequences

Nico Goldscheider will present a keynote lecture on karst hydrogeology.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is March 31. Details: