Karst environments are characterized by distinctive landforms and unique hydrologic behaviors. Karst systems are commonly extremely complex, heterogeneous, and very difficult to manage because their formation and evolution are controlled by a wide range of geological, hydrological, geochemical and biological processes. Further, karst systems are extremely vulnerable due to the direct connection between the surface and subsurface compartments through conduit networks.
The great variability and unique connectivity may result in serious engineering problems: on one hand, karst groundwater resources are readily contaminated by pollution because of the rapidity of conduit flow; on the other hand, the presence of karst conduits that weakens the strength of the rock mass may lead to serious natural and human-induced hazards. The plan and development of engineering projects in karst environments thus require: 1) an enhanced understanding of natural processes that govern the initiation and evolution of karst systems through both field and modelling approaches, and 2) specific interdisciplinary approaches aiming at at better assessing the associated uncertainties and minimizing the detrimental effects of hazardous processes and environmental problems.
This session calls for abstracts on research related to geomorphology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and/or hazard mitigation in karst environments in the context of climate change and increased human disturbance. It also aims to discuss various characterization and modelling methods applied in each specific research domain, with their consequences on the understanding of the whole process of karst genesis and functioning.

Co-organized as GM7.14/HS11.60/NP9.1
Convener: Hervé Jourde | Co-conveners: Pauline Collon, Naomi Mazzilli, Mario Parise, Xiaoguang Wang
| Mon, 08 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room L1
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X3

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 14:00–15:45 | Hall X3

Chairperson: Hervé Jourde, Mario Parise, Naomi Mazzilli, Pauline Collon, Xiaoguang Wang
X3.60 |
Hydrological interactions of flow systems in the boundary zone between karst plain and mountains
Guanghui Jiang
X3.63 |
Mario Parise, Isabella Serena Liso, Luca Pisano, and Veronica Zumpano
X3.64 |
Matthieu Fournier, Adeline Dufoyer, Nicolas Lecoq, and Nicolas Massei
X3.65 |
OM-MADE: a new open-source program to simulate multi-peaked skewed breakthrough curves observed in karstic systems.
Pauline Collon, Anne-Julie Tinet, Lorraine Dewaide, and Vincent Hallet
X3.66 |
Xiaoguang Wang, Mohammed Aliouache, Lei Qinghua, and Hervé Jourde
X3.67 |
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Kubra Ozdemir Calli and Andreas Hartmann
X3.68 |
Robert A. Watson, Djamil Al-Halbouni, Hussam Alrshdan, Rena Meyer, Eoghan P. Holohan, Fernando M. Dos Santos, Charlotte Krawczyk, and Torsten Dahm
X3.69 |
Relations between discontinuities in rocks and concentration of Radon gas in some caves of Dinaric karst in Croatia and caves on Cyprus
Mladen Garasic and Davor Garasic
X3.70 |
Peteris Dzerins, Sandra Karusa, and Janis Karuss
X3.71 |
Irene Winkler, Lukas Plan, and Martin Mergili
X3.72 |
Karst springs typified by upwelling flux in southern Apennines
Francesco Fiorillo, Libera Esposito, Guido Leone, Mauro Pagnozzi, and Giovanni Testa
X3.73 |
Romain Deleu, Vincent Hallet, and Amaël Poulain
X3.76 |
Chiara Calligaris, Franco Cucchi, Davide Lenaz, Riccardo Petrini, Paolo Forti, and Luca Zini
X3.77 |
Fabio Barnaba, Luca Pisano, Veronica Zumpano, Isabella Serena Liso, and Mario Parise
X3.78 |
Luca Pisano, Veronica Zumpano, and Mario Parise
X3.79 |
Carmela Vennari, Mario Parise, Ivan Marchesini, and Piernicola Lollino
X3.80 |
Limits of engineering software for performing rocky cliff stability analysis in karst environment: a case study from several caverns in Eastern Pennsylvania
Gioacchino Francesco Andriani, Michael Tarullo, and Katie Jaeckel
X3.81 |
Lea Duran, Philip Schuler, and Laurence Gill