Conferenza Multidisciplinare sui Sinkholes e Ingegneria e Impatto Ambientale nelle aree carsiche.

dal 10 al 14 gennaio 2011, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

About the Conference
This highly successful interdisciplinary biennial conference series is the most important international meeting that concentrates on the practical application of karst science. It serves as a means for ge-ologists and geographers, who study how and where karst develops and how sinkholes form, to inter-act with engineers and planners, who apply this information to building and maintaining society’s infrastructure while protecting our environment.
Since the first meeting in 1984, the goal of these conferences is to share knowledge, experience, and case studies that emphasize scientific understanding of karst with practical technological applications. Karst impacts groundwater and surface water resources, waste disposal and management, highways and other modes of transportation, structural foundations, utilities, and other infrastructure. Karst underlies about 25% of the USA and the land surface of the world, making this conference highly relevant to civil, geotechnical and environmental professionals, as well as to geologists, biologists, geographers, planners, developers, government officials, and others who work in karst areas.”

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