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Contents: Editorial / T. Joseph Dogwiler -- KWI board of directors gathers for annual meeting / John E. Mylroie -- The continued evolution of the KWI Conduit / T. Joseph Dogwiler -- Recent karst publications: Karst Water Resources by Neven Kresic, Karst Hydrology Atlas of West Virginia by Bill Jones -- Conservation Notes: Indiana Karst Conservancy acquires Sullivan Cave -- Conservation efforts in the Kamenca Vally, Slovenia -- UIS working group for the conservation of speleothems and caves of mineralogical interest / Phillippe Axell -- Karst Notes: Alfred Bogli (1912-1998) -- New on-line National Park Service karst newsletter: Inside Earth -- New GEO2 Editor / George Veni -- New UIS/IGU karst hydrogeology and speleogenesis newsletter / T. Joseph Dogwiler -- Conference notes: Biospeleology is the focus of two special symposia at this years NSS Convention/ Megan Porter -- Friends of karst meeting: karst processes and the global carbon cycle -- Advanced seminar: karst processes and the carbon cycle / Zaihua Liu -- KWI symposium on karst modeling / Art Palmer -- PELA Sinkhole Conference / Barry Beck -- Upcoming events of interest for the karst community.
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K W I Conduit Vol. IV, No. 1 Spring 1998 Table of Contents Editorial T. Joseph Dogwiler KWI Board of Directors Gathers for Annual Meeting John E. Mylroie The Continued Evolution of the KWI Conduit T. Joseph Dogwiler Recent Karst Pub lications Karst Water Resources by Neven Kresic Karst Hydrology Atlas of West Virginia by Bill Jones Conservation Notes Indiana Karst Conservancy Acquires Sullivan Cave Conservation Efforts in the Kamenca Valley, Slovenia UIS Working Group for the Conservation of Speleothems and Caves of Mineralogical Interest Phillippe Axell Karst Notes Alfred Bogli (1912 1998) New On Line National Park Service Karst Newsletter: Inside Earth New GEO2 Editor George Veni New UIS/IGU Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Newsletter T. Joseph Dogwiler Conference Notes Biospeleology is the Focus of Two Special Symposia at this Years NSS Convention Megan Porter Friends of Karst Meeting: Karst Processes and the Global Carbon Cycle Joe Meiman Advanced Se minar: Karst Processes and the Carbon Cycle Zaihua Liu KWI Symposium on Karst Modeling Art Palmer PELA Sinkhole Conference Barry Beck Upcoming Events of Interest for the Karst Community Publication Information

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html Editor: Mr. T. Joseph Dogwiler KWI Vice President, Communication: Dr. Ira Sasowsky The KWI Conduit is the official publication of the Karst Waters Institute (KWI), P. O. Box 490, Charles Town, WV 25414 USA (304) 725 1121. The KWI Conduit is published on line twice a year. The KWI was e stablished to improve fundamental understanding and increase knowledge of karst water systems for more efficient management of water resources and to assist in the education of professionals and the public. The Conduit is available on the Karst Waters Inst itute home page at: http://www.uakron.edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html Printed copies of the KWI Conduit are available for exchange with other karst organizations. News contributions and articles of interest should be submitted to the Editor (see b elow) Please access our current list of Officers and Board of Directors at http://www.uakron.edu/geology/karstwaters/board.html For information on ordering KWI publications, please visit our publications home page at http://www.uakron.edu/geology/ka rstwaters/publist.html For additional information on the Karst Waters Institute write to: Karst Waters Institute, Inc. PO Box 490 Charles Town, West Virginia 25414 or Dr. Ira Sasowsky KWI Vice President for Communications Dept. of Geology Unive rsity of Akron Akron, Ohio 44325 4101 Phone (330) 972 5389 Fax (330) 972 7611 Email ids@uakron.edu Article and Announcement Submission Guidelines: Articles relevant to the mission of the Karst Waters Institute are encouraged to be submitted to the e ditor. The KWI strives to use the Conduit as medium to educate and inform professionals and the public about the efficient management of karst water systems. As such the content of Conduit is meant to be informational and educational rather than serve to advocate stances on a particular issue. Submissions are preferred via e mail as a MS Word or plain text file. Alternatively, submissions may be made via 3.5" diskette and hard copy at the address below. Photographs, figures, and diagrams are encourage d and welcomed (JPEG format preferred). For more information feel free to contact the editor. Mr. Toby Dogwiler Department of Geosciences P.O. Box 5448 Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS 39762 USA Phone: (601) 325 8774 Fax: (601 ) 325 2907 E mail: TJD2@ra.msstate.edu Obtaining the KWI Conduit as an Application File The KWI Conduit may be obtained as an application file by contacting the editor. Requests for specific formats (e.g., MS Word, WordPerfect, Word Star, etc.) will be accommodated when possible. Unless otherwise indicated the file will be delivered as plain ASCII text. All requests will be fulfilled via e mail delivery. Editor's Note With the publication of Volume VI, Number 1 the KWI Conduit completes two tra nsitions: 1) my assumption of the editorship from John Mylroie and 2) the transition from print based publication to

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html web based publication. I would like to thank John for his guidance and assistance in putting this issue out. This issue represents the f irst time the Conduit has been published in an electronic web based format from the onset. Prior issues have been adapted to the web from the print based editions. I have taken this transition as an opportunity to change the look and feel of the Conduit. My intentions were to make the Conduit easy to navigate and as interactive as possible. I expect that based on future comments and suggestions that the Conduit will continue to evolve as valuable resource for the Karst Waters Institute, its mission, and the karst scientific community. In addition, as many of you are now aware, an e mail distribution list has been established to facilitate prompt notification of newly published issues. In an effort to increase awareness about the KWI and its programs g reat pains were taken to include individuals from throughout the karst realm in this mailing list. Hopefully, this will spark new interest and participation in the KWI as well as the Conduit. The Spring 1998 issue contains a diverse array of articles, a nnouncements, and updates. Among these are notes about the recent Annual Meeting of the KWI Board of Directors, information about new karst related publications, news about ongoing conservation projects, happenings in the karst scientific community, and u pdated information about upcoming conferences. It seems appropriate to take a moment to make clear that as editor I will attempt to strive toward the KWI goal of increasing knowledge of karst water systems and to facilitate education of professionals and the public about the more efficient management of these resources. As such, I will continue to make sure that the Conduit remains a objective source of information about cave and karst conservation issues rather than an advocate for one stance or another. I look forward to a productive and rewarding term as editor of the KWI Conduit. I encourage you not only to submit articles and announcements appropriate for the Conduit, but to also send any comments or suggestions regarding how this publication can b e improved to meet the needs of the KWI and those associated with its mission. Best Regards, Toby Dogwiler KWI BOARD OF DIRECTORS GATHERS FOR ANNUAL MEETING John Mylroie The Karst Waters Institute Board of Directors gathered for the annual me eting of the Board on March 27 29, 1998 at the home of KWI Executive VP Bill Jones, thanks to the hospitality of Lee Elliot. Prior to the Board meeting, in the morning of March 28th, a planning session was held with Mary Jane Hall, the KWI's planning cons ultant, to finish development of the "case statement" to be used to describe the KWI and its activities during fund raising efforts. The session was extremely productive, and a final outcome was achieved by the end of the morning. The KWI Board then met and received reports from the various departments. The Education Department Vice President, David Culver, reported that a conference on karst management, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, would be held April 25th in Lewisburg, West Virginia. The Department is also applying to the Cave Conservancy of the Virginias for support to hold a Biospeleology Camp immediately prior to the NSS Convention in early August. The "Top Ten List of Endangered Karst Areas" will continue this year, with a listing of 10 new endangered karst areas. Will White, VP for Research, reported the The Karst Atlas of West Virginia was officially delivered on December 3rd, and has received excellent reviews. The KARSTMAP project, and the

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html Geochemistry of Karst Waters projec t have lain fallow the past six months as other activities have dominated the Department's time. The National Science Foundation proposal "Ecology, Geochemistry, and Hydrology of a Model Karst Basin" is being prepared for a May 1st deadline. The Workshop on Contaminant Transport project has moved ahead as well, with a mid April presentation set for the U.S. Army. The International Project on Climate Change has been approached by the KWI to use caves and karst as data bases for the research. A preliminar y proposal for the measurement of luminescence banding has been submitted. Ira Sasowsky, VP for Communication, delivered an extensive report. The KWI Conduit is under new management (see editorial, this issue), with John Mylroie stepping down after 6 ye ars and Toby Dogwiler taking over for a three year term. The major change in the Conduit will be continued movement towards electronic publication, with an e mail listing to alert the karst community of the appearance of a new issue on the KWI home page. Some hard copies will continue to be produced for archival and exchange purposes. KWI publications continue to sell well, there was a lengthy discussion about marketing techniques. The KWI Home page is continually updated. It had 2420 hits in 1997, co mpared to 1800 in 1996. Many e mail messages followed these hits, as people requested specific information; these are handled by Ira or forwarded to the appropriate KWI personnel. An operations manual for the Department is being created, which will inclu de procedures, job descriptions, etc. A trade show type display is being considered, and will become a specific fund raising target. The KWI will be a co sponsor of the "Karst Processes and Global Carbon Cycle" conference being held by Chris Groves and J oe Meiman at Western Kentucky University in September, 1998; the KWI contributed funds to support a reception at Lost River Cave during the conference. The Karst Modeling Conference is on schedule for late February 1999, under the direction of Art Palmer and Bill Jones. John Mylroie and Art Palmer wrote the "Year in Karst" review for Geotimes magazine. The Board addressed some internal logistic considerations by creating a staggered term plan for Board membership, so that the three year terms of the Boar d members do not all change at once. The current Board members will also begin an aggressive talent search to bring more skill and resources to the Board. Fund raising was again an important issue, and specific plans will be presented at the fall Board m eeting. An Awards Committee will be formed. The Board elected Dave Culver as KWI President, with the other officers retaining their current positions. Horton "Beep" Hobbs was nominated to fill Dave's position as Education Vice President. The meeting ad journed at 4:30 pm The Continued Evolution of the KWI Conduit T. Joseph Dogwiler With the transition of the Conduit from print based to web based publication (see Editor's Note) their are several features and issues I would like to discuss. The c urrent issue of the Conduit was created using Netscape Composer which is an application in the Netscape Communicator Suite (which is currently offered free of charge on Netscape's Home page). This program allows web pages to be constructed, including tex t, diagrams, photographs, figures, and tables, without requiring any knowledge or use of the HTML programming language. As a result, compilation and production

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html of the newsletter is a quick and painless task. Many of the articles were solicited and receiv ed via e mail. In most cases, this allowed contributions to be directly inserted into the web page by "cutting and pasting." A "Table of Contents" based format has been adopted. A reader accessing this issue begins at the Table of Contents and may brow se whichever articles they wish by clicking on the title. Some articles and announcements have been grouped into similar categories and posted on the same page. From the Table of Contents the reader may choose to click on the Category to browse from the top of the associated page, or click on a specific article to go directly to it on the Category page. For example, in this issue of the Conduit, a reader may wish to browse through all of the conference announcements in which case they would click on the Category heading Conference Notes' in the Table of Contents. This would take them to the top of the Conference Notes' page. Alternatively, the reader may wish to go directly to the information about the biospeleology symposia at this years NSS Conventi on. This can be achieved by clicking on the 'Biospeleology Symposia' sub heading in the Table of Contents. To make the Conduit more informative and interactive hyper links (links to relevant information elsewhere in the Conduit or World Wide Web) have be en inserted into articles and announcements wherever possible. Thus, if a reader interested in the biospeleology symposia wanted to know more about the upcoming NSS Convention, a link to the 1998 Convention web site is provide within the article. At the bottom of every page contact information for the editor is provided and links to the KWI Home page and Conduit Home page are available. For convenience, the full URL or E mail address associated with external hyper links are presented. Now that the Cond uit has "gone electronic" printed versions of the newsletter will be distributed on a limited basis for exchange and archival purposes. To maintain awareness of and interest in the Conduit an extensive e mail distribution list has been established. In th is way, subscribers' will be notified promptly of the publication of new issues, and will incur no subscription costs. The editor of the Conduit will maintain and update this mailing list. Individuals who desire a hard copy' of the Conduit will have tw o options: 1) they may print out individual pages from the web using their Internet browser or 2) request from the editor a copy of the Conduit to be e mailed to them as an MS Word or text file. The Conduit has evolved consistently to meet the needs of the KWI and its associates since its introduction in the Spring of 1992. This process will surely continue as comments and suggestions for its improvement are offered. If you would like to provide feedback of any type please feel free to e mail the edito r Recent Karst Publications Karst Water Resources by Neven Kresic July 1998, CRC Press c. 384 pp. (1) CD ROM $89.95 Neven Kresic's new book, Karst Water Resources is divided into three parts: 1) Description, 2) Evaluation, and 3) Protection of karst water resources. The book is designed as a reference for scientists and professionals involved in the development and management of karst aquifers. Karst Water Resources is accompanied by a CD ROM Image Library containing original slides, maps, and satellite and aerial images of karst features. More information about the book can be found at the following location: http://www.crcpress.com/search (search for 'Karst Water Resources')

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html Karst Hydrology Atlas of West Virginia by Bill Jones 1997, KWI Special Publications 4 111 pp. $35.00 The Karst Hydrology Atlas of West Virginia compiles the known dye test and cave survey data from West Virginia so as to describe the current knowledge of the karst drainage basins of the state. A number of exp erienced cavers assisted in obtaining the most accurate and up to date data. This large format (11" x 14") book is soft cover and wire bound. The publication consists of two parts; the first deals with the basics of karst hydrology while the second provi des detailed results from individual karst drainage basins. The book is illustrated with numerous photographs, charts, diagrams, tables, and maps presenting the karst data of West Virginia. To see the table of contents follow this link: http://www.uakr on.edu/geology/karstwaters/ sp4toc.html Ordering information $35 (postage included) from: KWI Publications Sales Attn: E.L.White RD. 1, Box 527 Miller Rd. Petersburg, PA 16669 9211 USA Conservation Notes Indiana Karst Conservancy Acquires Su llivan Cave The Indiana Karst Conservancy recently acquired Sullivan Cave in south central Indiana. The IKC approved a property management plan at its annual business meeting and expressed its appreciation of the great outpouring of support for the effo rt to purchase the cave. Information about the cave, management plan, visitation rules, and liability/waiver information forms may be found on the web at http://www.caves.org/conservancy /ikc/help.htm. For more information please contact Bill Tozer (Wtoze r@aol.com) via e mail or write: Sullivan Acquisition c/o Indiana Karst Conservancy PO Box 2401 Indianapolis, IN 46206 Conservation Efforts in the Kamenca Valley, Slovenia The Kamenca Valley, a small glacially shaped valley in Slovenia near its bo rder with Italy is a focus of current conservation efforts in Slovenia. The limestones, sandstones, and glacial sediments of the valley are highly dissected by the Kamenca Brook. The rugged slopes of the valley harbor a rich ecosystem with an abundance o f animal and plant species. With the exception of a few lightly used pastures, most of the valley remains in a natural wooded state. Its pristine beauty and value as a natural environment have merited listing as a natural heritage site for the Republic o f Slovenia and in 1986 was included in the Commune of Tolmin (Obcina Tolmin) inventory for evaluating long term land use and regional planning. The proposed construction of a new road on the north slope of valley is being opposed by various conservation movements because of the potential to permanently upset the delicate balance of this ecosystem. A complete assessment of the natural resources (including any karst resources) is lacking. A letter writing campaign has been undertaken to stop construction of the new road and encourage reconstruction of an existing, but poorly maintained road, passing near the area in question. More information regarding the Kamenca Valley conservation effort can be obtained from Daniel Rojvsek (Daniel@ng.sik.si).

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html UIS Wor king Group for the Conservation of Speleothems and Caves of Mineralogical Interest Phillippe Axell Following the statutory meeting of the UIS Commission on Cave Mineralogy held during the 12th. International Congress of Speleology in August 1997, Carol A. Hill, president of the Commission, requested that a Working Group for the Conservation of Speleothems and Caves of Mineralogical Interest be established. This Working Group would be part of the UIS Commission on Cave Mineralogy and cooperate with other UIS Commissions and Working Groups as well as International and National Conservation Organizations. The ultimate goal of this Working Group is to promote a worldwide conservation policy for Speleothems and Caves of Mineralogical Interest and to encoura ge scientific research and public education in this field. To reach this goal, some immediate actions have been proposed: 1. To start a lobbying campaign internationally to ban the trade of speleothems. Each member of the group could work within their area of influence to obtain the help of other local conservation organizations or other groups interested in this action. Documents and data, such as current national legislation, could be compiled by the Working Group and made available to help in this campai gn. 2. To publish Guidelines for the conservation of cave minerals, speleothems, and caves of mineralogical interest. This could be based on an article written by Patrick Cabrol that is being circulated amongst the Working Group for comments. 3. To identify and record caves of mineralogical interest around the world and to establish a classification for the protection of these caves (i.e. the most exceptional ones could be recommended for the UNESCO's World Heritage List). 4. To decide on a communication/educa tion policy that would raise public awareness through the media and through public arenas such as show caves. A cooperative agreement with the International Show Cave Association could be established for this purpose. Recently the Working Group has succee ded in lobbying the French Senate to consider adding regulations for the sale of vertebrate fossils and cave minerals to a proposed French law regarding protection of their geological heritage. Patrick Cabrol and Philippe Axell will be presenting the goal s of the Working Group at the International Show Caves Association congress in Sardinia this October. More information about the working group or subscription to their e mailing list can be obtained from Phillippe Axell (Axell@tornado.be) Karst Notes Alfred Bogli (1912 1998) Noted karst scientist and author Alfred Bogli died in February. Bogli published numerous scientific articles of speleological significance as well as a popular text book entitled 'Karst Hydrology and Physical Speleology'. H is passing is a great loss to the karst community. Additional information can be found at the Swiss Speleological Society ( http://www.speleo.ch/ index_e.html) web page (German Language).

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html New On Line National Park Service Karst Newsletter: Inside Earth The National Park Service has begun publication of a new on line newsletter focusing on topics involving the karst resources of parks containing cave and karst areas. The newsletter will be published quarterly and edited by Dale Pate, the Cave Speciali st at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The first issue of the newsletter has been posted on the web and may be found at http://www.aqd.nps. gov/grd/geology/inside/index.htm. The newsletter can also be obtained as a MS Word 8 or MS Word 6 file by contacti ng Ron Kerbo (Ron_Kerbo@nps.gov) via e mail. Articles for the newsletter are solicited internally from NPS personnel. Comments or questions about Inside Earth may be submitted to Dale Pate (Dale_Pate@nps.gov). New GEO2 Editor George Veni Matt Reec e was recently appointed editor of GEO2, the newsletter of the Cave Geology and Geography Section of the NSS. Publication of GEO2 was recently resumed in February. The next issue will be published in the coming few weeks. Matt currently works as a geolog ist for the Indiana Geological Survey. Articles, comments, or suggestions can be directed to Matt via e mail (matt_reece@usa.net) or: Matt Reece 2929 E. Southport Road Southport, IN 46227 5160. New UIS/IGU Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis Newsl etter T. Joseph Dogwiler The International Union of Speleology (UIS) and International Geography Union (IGU) joint Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis begun publication of a new newsletter The Karst Conduit in April. The Karst Conduit i s intended to be a medium of communication about the joint efforts of the IGU and UIS with the goal of making their plans and initiatives better known to the karst scientific community. Besides covering the internal business of the Commission, the newsle tter will serve as a forum for informal exchange of ideas about karst hydrogeology and speleogenesis, and will carry news about upcoming events, publications, and karst information resources. The frequency of publication of The Karst Conduit will be in a ccordance with the amount of material submitted for the newsletter. Three to four issues a year are anticipated. John Gunn and Alexander Klimchouk will compile and distribute the newsletter. The Karst Conduit will be disseminated electronically as a MS Word document. The document may be obtained at http://rubens.its.unimelb.edu.au/~pgm/uis/khs.html. For more information contact John Gunn (j.gunn@hud.ac.uk) or Alexander Klimchouk (klim@klim.carrier.kiev.ua). [Editor's note: The Commision acknowledges that other organizations, particularly KWI, currently use the title Conduit' for their newsletter. However, they concluded that no other title accurately addresses both their scientific objectives and the function of the newsletter. As a result they ha ve decided to entitle their newsletter "The Karst Conduit."] Conference Notes

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Biospeleology is the Focus of Two Special Symposia at this Years NSS Convention 03 07 August 1998 Sewanee, Tennessee, USA Megan Porter The current trends and future directions of karst biology be the focus of two full days of talks at this years NSS Convention in Sewanee, Tennessee. Caves in the Sewanee area harbor the most diverse cave animal fauna in the contiguous United States. Thus, it is fitting that in additi on to the regular contributed papers session, biospeleology will be highlighted with two special symposia. The first symposium, 'New Frontiers in Biospeleology', focuses on research that adds depth to the knowledge of cave ecosystems through the use of mo lecular techniques, microbial investigations, and interdisciplinary studies. Topics range from the phlogenetic relationships and biodiversity of troglobites to the abundance, transport, and primary productivity of microbial communities in karst aquifers. The second symposium, 'Taxonomy and Systematics of Cave Organisms in the 21st Century: A look ahead', contains talks that examine the current state of cave animal taxonomy and its use in exploring speciation, constructing databases, and mapping biodivers ity. There also will be presentations by several European colleagues, adding an international perspective to the meeting. More information about what promises to be a notable forum on biospeleological thought can be obtained by contacting Megan Porter (p ortermn@email.uc.edu). Friends of Karst Meeting: Karst Processes and the Global Carbon Cycle 23 25 September 1998 Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA Joe Meiman A joint meeting of Friends of Karst and The International Geological Correlation Program Proj ect 379 : "Karst Processes and the Global Carbon Cycle" will take place on September 23, 24, and 25, 1998, at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA. The meeting will precede the XXVIII Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, scheduled for the f ollowing week in Las Vegas, Nevada. We currently anticipate a program that will include two days of scientific presentations on all aspects of karst science and the role of atmosphere landscape interactions in carbonate terrains. A third day is planned for field trips, which will be offered to a variety of sites in and around the Mammoth Cave System. At a current surveyed length of over 560 km, it is the world's most extensive known cave system. The region has over the years attracted many explorers and sci entists and a significant body of karst science has evolved from studies there. We have received 40 abstracts and eagerly anticipate the finest gathering of karst scientists in recent memory. Understanding water rock interactions that occur within carb onate rock terrains provides a common theme of interest for scientists interested in global carbon cycling as well as those who study development of karst landscapes and aquifers. Traditionally, however, there has been limited interaction between these gro ups. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines, to share ideas and insights developed through a variety of experiences and research paths. More details can be found at the meetings web site at http://www2. wku.edu/www/~grovecg/. Karst Processes and the Carbon Cycle 05 15 October 1998 The Institute of Karst Geology, Guilin, China Zaihua Liu The Karst Dynamics Laboratory (KDL) will host an 11 day Advanced Seminar on Karst Processes and the Carbon Cycle funded by IGCP 379 (UNESCO/IUGS) and the KDL. The seminar will be held 05 15 October 1998. The objective of the seminar is to bring together scientists from all over the world who are interested in karst processes with those interested in the carbon cyc le and global change. The Seminar will consist of a series of a series of lectures, discussions, and field

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html demonstrations in the Guilin Karst Experimental Site and some caves near Guilin. Dr. Wolfgang Dreybrodt, who is a distinguished physicist and geoch emist from Bremen University, Germany, will give lectures on carbonate chemistry, dissolution kinetics, and cave development. Prof. Daoxian Yuan (leader of IGCP 379 and the director of the KDL), Dr. Zaihua Liu, Dr. Bin Li, and Dr. Zhongchen Jiang will gi ve lectures on global karst, the carbon cycle as related to karst, paleoenvironment reconstruction, and element movement relevant to karst ecology, respectively. Field activities will include a one day visit to the Guilin Karst Experimental Site to view the soil CO2, limestone denudation, and spring discharge chemistry observation sites. Other excursions will include a one day sightseeing trip along the Li River by boat and bus, as well as, a one day visit to a famous tourist cave, Fengyu Cave, located a pproximately 100 km away from Guilin. Participation in the conference is strongly encouraged and lectures on karst are warmly welcome. Participants will be responsible for all travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses. There will be small amount of funding available from the IGCP 379 and the KDL to support some participants' registration fees or accommodations during the Seminar. However, support is unavailable for international travel costs. Those wishing to inquire about support or registration information should contact Dr. Zaihua Liu at the address below. The deadline for registration is the end of August 1998. Contact: Dr. Zaihua Liu Institute of Karst Geology 40 Qixing Rd. 541004 Guilin, Guangxi China Fax: 0086 773 5813708 zliu@mailb ox.gxnu.edu.cn KWI Symposium on Karst Modeling 24 27 February 1999 Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Arthur N. Palmer Hydrologic and land use problems in karst are difficult to solve even by those with considerable understanding of karst processes. An d yet, professionals are frequently asked to solve these problems regardless of their background in the subject. Traditional geologic and hydrologic procedures developed for non karst regions usually produce bogus results, and no approach is more susceptib le to flawed interpretations than computer modeling. Do computer groundwater models work in karst? Most karst specialists would answer with an emphatic "no." But karst modeling extends far beyond computer analysis, and computer models themselves have man y more applications than predicting the future. Karst modeling must begin with a conceptual view of the origin, nature, and distribution of karst porosity.Such conceptual models provide the greatest step toward attacking karst problems. Digital models have little value as predictive tools in karst, because too little is known about local porosity to make them work properly. But even these models can clarify the behavior of idealized karst phenomena. Specialized models can examine the evolution of karst aqui fers and the hydrochemical processes that control their development. Finally, digital models can be used to test the feasibility of assumptions made about the distribution of karst porosity. To explore these topics, the Karst Waters Institute will host a symposium entitled "Karst Modeling," which will bring together specialists in several complementary fields: traditional groundwater modelers from government agencies, private consulting firms, and universities; karst specialists concerned with dissolution processes, field applications, and statistical quantification of karst features; and professionals who are faced with the task of solving karst problems. The goal of the symposium is to provide a framework within which the many confusing and sometimes con flicting bits of field data can be organized. Presentations will not attempt to focus on the cutting edge of esoteric techniques, but instead to draw together what we know about karst modeling in a coherent and easily

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html accessible form. The proceedings volum e will consist of extended abstracts or short papers arranged in a logical progression so that professionals can use it as a guide to future field problems. Keynote presentations will be given by invited specialists on the following subjects: Digital mod eling and its application to karst. Conceptual karst models based upon geochemical principles and geologic setting. Karst field methods: pumping tests, tracer tests, etc. Statistical analysis of karst features. Hardware models and their limitations. Short er presentations and a poster session will be devoted to case histories, which will serve as the foundation for panel discussions to determine the most feasible approaches to real problems. A field trip to the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and West V irginia will provide an opportunity to examine and discuss the complexities of karst modeling. In case of inhospitable weather, most of the field trip will be underground. The symposium will be held at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel, in Charlottesville, Virginia, February 24 27, 1999. Estimated cost will be $200 (including registration, field trip, symposium volume, and banquet). A lower student rate will be available. For further information, contact either of the co chairs: Arthur N. Palmer (palmeran@on eonta.edu) or William K. Jones (wjones@intrepid.net), or write: Karst Waters Institute P.O. Box 490 Charles Town, WV 25414 0490. 7th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes 10 14 April 1999 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT & CAL L FOR PAPERS The Seventh Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst will be held 10 14 April 1999, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An introductory course on the practical aspects of karst hydrogeology will be offered during the first day of the conference followed by a field trip the next day. Three days of technical sessions will follow the short course and field trip. Papers on all practical aspects of karst geology, hydrogeology, and engineering geology are welco me. For further information visit the conference web site: http://www.uakron.edu/geology/karstwaters/7th.html or contact: Ms. Gayle Herring P.E. LaMoreaux and Associates, Inc. 106 Administration Rd., Oak Ridge, Tennessee T: 423 483 7483 F: 423 4 83 7639 E mail: pelaor@usit.net Conference Schedule and Paper Deadlines: Manuscript deadline 11 December 1998 Abstract deadline 21 August 1998 Short Course on Saturday 10 April 1999 Field Trip on Sunday 11 April 1999 Technical Sessions on Mond ay through Wednesday 12 14 April 1999 Upcoming Events of Interest for the Karst Community Second International Symposium on Karst Water and Field Seminars Spring 1998 Kermanshah, Iran Contact: A. Afrasiabain, General Secretary Fax 0098 21 75331 86. National Speleological Society Convention

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html August 3 7, 1998 Sewanee, Tennessee, USA Contact: William Shrewsbury, P.O. Box 444, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37406, USA Phone: (615) 886 3296 75254.1025@compuserve.com http://www.caves.org/nss98 49th Hig hway Geology Symposium September 10 14, 1998 Prescott, Arizona, USA Karst is a major concern for highway construction and maintenance. Contact: Ronald Blackstone, Arizona Department of Transportation, Materials Group, 1221 N 1st Ave., MD 068R, Phoenix AZ 85009 3740 Phone: (602) 255 7368, Fax: 255 8138 RBLACKSTONE@dot.state.AZ.US Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Interdisciplinary Approaches September 20 24, 1998 Door County, Wisconsin, USA Contact: Maureen Muldoon, Wisconsin Geological and Natural His tory Survey, 3817 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI 53703 USA Phone: (608) 262 5180, Fax: 262 8086 muldoon@facstaff.wisc.edu Friends of Karst Meeting: Karst Processes and the Global Carbon Cycle September 23 25, 1998 Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, USA Conta ct: Joe Meiman, Division of Science and Resource Management, Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, KY, 42259 Phone: (502) 749 2508 Joe_Meiman@nps.gov http://www2.wku.edu/~grovecg/ International Association of Hydrogeologists XXVIII Congress and Ann ual Meeting of the American Institute of Hydrology September 27 October 2, 1998 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Contact: IAH/AIH Conference Las Vegas -Conference Headquarters, Attn: Helen Klose, 2499 Rice St., Suite 135, St. Paul, MN 55113 3724 USA Phone: (6 12) 484 8169, Fax: 484 8357 AIHydro@aol.com "SUBCITY '98" Meeting on Caves of Natural Origin Under Cities & Urban Areas October 5 10, 1998 Budapest (+Aggtelek), Hungary Contact: Nor Fleck, Hungarian Speleological Society, H 1027 Budapest, Fo u. 68 P hone/Fax: (361) 201 9493 MKBT@mail.matav.hu Karst Processes and the Carbon Cycle October 5 15, 1998 The Institute of Karst Geology, Guilin, China Contact: Dr. Zaihua Liu, Institute of Karst Geology, 40 Qixing Rd., 541004 Guilin, Guangxi, China Fax: 0086 773 5813708 zliu@mailbox.gxnu.edu.cn \ See more Information in this edition of the Conduit KWI Symposium on Karst Modeling 24 27 February 1999 Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Contact: Arthur N. Palmer, Karst Waters Institute, P.O. Box 490, Charl es Town, WV 25414 0490 palmeran@oneonta.edu or wjones@intrepid.net See more Information in this edition of the Conduit 7th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes 10 14 April 1999 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA Contact: Ms. Gayle Herring, P.E. LaMor eaux and Associates, Inc., 106 Administration Rd., Oak Ridge, Tennessee Phone: (423) 483 7483, Fax: 483 7639 pelaor@usit.net http://www.uakron.edu/geology/karstwaters/7th.html National Speleological Society Convention July 12 16, 1999 Filer, Idaho, U SA Contact: David W. Kesner, PO Box 1334, Boise, ID 83701 Phone: (208) 939 0979 drdave@micron.net 9th International Symposium on Vulcano speleology of the IUS Sept. 12 18, 1999 Catania, Italy

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Spring 1998 Vol. VI, No. 1 KWI Conduit HTTP://www.uakron .edu/geology/karstwaters/conduits.html Contact: Giuseppe M. LICITRA Centrol Speleologico Etne oVia Cagliari, 15, 95127 CATANIA licitra@mail.asianet.it KARST'2000 International Symposium and Field Seminar on Present State and Future Trends of Karst Studies 17 26 September 2000 Marmaris, Turkey Contact: Dr. Gultekin Gunay, Int. Res. & App. Center for Karst Water Resoures (UKAM), Hacettepe University, 06532 Beytepe Ankara, Turkey Phone: +90 312 235 2543, Fax: +90 312 299 2136 Karst@eti.cc.hun.edu.tr http://www.karst.hun.edu.tr


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Contents: Editorial /
T. Joseph Dogwiler --
KWI board of directors gathers for annual meeting / John
E. Mylroie --
The continued evolution of the KWI Conduit / T. Joseph
Dogwiler --
Recent karst publications: Karst Water Resources by Neven
Kresic, Karst Hydrology Atlas of West Virginia by Bill Jones --
Conservation Notes: Indiana Karst Conservancy acquires
Sullivan Cave --
Conservation efforts in the Kamenca Vally, Slovenia --
UIS working group for the conservation of speleothems and
caves of mineralogical interest / Phillippe Axell --
Karst Notes: Alfred Bogli (1912-1998) --
New on-line National Park Service karst newsletter:
Inside Earth --
New GEO2 Editor / George Veni --
New UIS/IGU karst hydrogeology and speleogenesis
newsletter / T. Joseph Dogwiler --
Conference notes: Biospeleology is the focus of two
special symposia at this years NSS Convention/ Megan Porter --
Friends of karst meeting: karst processes and the global
carbon cycle --
Advanced seminar: karst processes and the carbon cycle /
Zaihua Liu --
KWI symposium on karst modeling / Art Palmer --
PELA Sinkhole Conference / Barry Beck --
Upcoming events of interest for the karst
community.


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