Conferences, Field Trips, and Seminars

Conferences, Field Trips, and Seminars

KWI organizes small, interdisciplinary conferences, field trips, and seminars on karst, cave, carbonate reservoir, and groundwater-related topics.

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Publications

Publications

KWI publications include abstracts, proceedings, and field trip guides from KWI conferences, results of KWI research, and digital reprints of books and journals.

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Education

Education

What is karst and why is it important? KWI provides educational materials to the general public about karst, caves, sinkholes, and karst-related groundwater resources.

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Planning to present on karst topics at GSA 2024?

Deadline for abstracts: June 18th, 2024

 

 

 

 

To register for meeting or to submit abstract, go to https://community.geosociety.org/gsa2024/home

Karst related topical sessions include:

T97. New Frontiers in Cave and Karst Science.
T98. Karst Ecosystems and Biogeochemistry.
T99. Karst Hazards and Monitoring.
T100. Karst Hydrology and Hydrogeology.
T101. Karst Sedimentary, Paleoclimate, and Historical Records.

Introducing the Ultimate Guide to Speleothems from the scientists of Karst Waters Institute

“A perfect gift for anyone who like caves.” – Nicole Ridlen, General Manager, Cumberland Caverns

Almost anyone who ever took a cave tour learned the difference between stalactites and stalagmites, but can you tell anthodites from helictites? Moon milk from pool fingers? Bacon from boxwork? Just as illustrated guides help visitors identify flora and fauna of the surface world, Speleothems: A guide to speleothem form and identification provides cave visitors with descriptions and images of over thirty types of natural mineral deposits found in caves. Written by the cave scientists William B. White, Daniel H. Doctor, and Sarah K. Carmichael, this new publication of Karst Waters Institute describes not only the appearance and names of various speleothems, but the chemical (and sometimes biological) processes that create them. With durable laminated pages, it is perfect for your next cave visit.

An educational addition to any tour cave gift shop.

$17.99
ISBN 978-1-7349768-0-9
39 pages
8½ by 5 inches (spiral bound, laminated, appropriate for field use)

Order copies from Speleobooks:

Click here to order

PO Box 10, Schoharie, NY 12157 or Speleobooks@Speleobooks.com or 518-295-7978

 

Announcing Dr. Jean “Creature” Krejca, 2024 Karst Award Winner

Dubbed “Creature” on her first wild caving trip to Mystery Cave in southeastern Missouri, Jean found her fascination with cave exploration and subterranean systems at the age of 18 years old by the warm glow of a carbide lamp. As president of a successful consulting firm combining the fields of karst hydrology and endangered species management, Jean found gratification in sharing her knowledge of the karst systems with the ‘next generation’ of environmental consultants.  All the while, Creature continued to make major contributions to academic research and cave exploration.

Read more about Dr. Krejca here.