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Karst Conference 2008

11th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst:  Integrating Science and Engineering to Solve Karst Problems

September 22-26, 2008

Ramada Conference Center Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL

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This is the 11th in this series of highly successful interdisciplinary conferences which were

first organized by the Florida Sinkhole Research Institute in 1984 as a means for geologists and geographers, who study how and where karst develops and how sinkholes form, to interact with engineers, planners and others, who must apply this information to build and maintain society’s infrastructure and protect our environment. Since the first meeting in 1984, these biennial conferences have grown into the single most important international professional meeting concentrating on the practical application of karst science. 

The goal of this conference is to share knowledge and experience among disciplines by emphasizing scientific and technological aspects of karst that have practical applications, together with case histories of those applications. Since karst topography impacts ground and surface water resources, waste disposal and management, highways and other transportation facilities, structural foundations and utilities and other infrastructure, civil, geotechnical and environmental professionals should all attend this most relevant conference. 

Geologists, biologists, geographers, planners, developers, government officials, and other  professionals who practice in areas with karst terrain will also benefit from this sharing
of knowledge.

Designed for those involved with:

  • civil, geotechnical and environmental engineers

  • geologists

  • biologists

  • geographers

  • planners

  • developers

  • government officials

  • cave divers

Anticipated Attendance: More than 150 civil, geotechnical and environmental engineers, along with geologists, biologists, geographers, planners, developers, government officials, and other professionals who practice in areas with karst terrain will all benefit from this sharing of knowledge.