Welcome to the 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst

The Sinkhole Conference April 2-6, 2018, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Sinkhole Conference April 2-6, 2018, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

National Conservation Training Center
Aerial of the  National Conservation Training Center

Aerial of the National Conservation Training Center

The Sinkhole Conference April 2-6, 2018, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Sinkhole Conference April 2-6, 2018, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Priest Spring

Priest Spring

GIS Lab at the  National Conservation Training Center

GIS Lab at the National Conservation Training Center

Main Entrance at the  National Conservation Training Center

Main Entrance at the National Conservation Training Center

Guest Room at the  National Conservation Training Center

Guest Room at the National Conservation Training Center

14th Sinkhole Conference Pictures

14th Sinkhole Conference Pictures

Proceedings

Proceedings

Crystal Grottoes, Maryland

Crystal Grottoes, Maryland

This highly successful interdisciplinary biennial conference series is the most important international meeting that concentrates on the practical application of karst science. Geologists, engineers, and geographers, who study how and where karst develops and how sinkholes form, interact with engineers and planners, who apply this information to building and maintaining society’s infrastructure while protecting our environment.

The conference is managed by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, which will partner with the Karst Waters Institute to offer this exceptional 2018 meeting. Given its location in the Great Valley of the Appalachians, one of the premier karst regions of the USA, the conference will include the 3rd Appalachian Karst Symposium.

Conference topics include: Karst Development & Mapping, Pro-Active and Remedial Engineering in Karst Terrain, Karst Water Resource Management. Optional Short Courses will be offered on April 2, 2018, and Field Trips on April 3 and 6, 2018.

Contact:

George Veni, Ph.D.
Executive Director

National Cave and Karst Research Institute 
400-1 Cascades Avenue Carlsbad, 
New Mexico 88220-6215 USA 
gveni@nckri.org 
www.nckri.org 

James LaMoreaux, Ph. D. 
P. E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc. (PELA),
1604 Greensboro Ave., 
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 USA
jlamoreaux@pela.com
www.pela.com

Dave Weary 
National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program
U.S. Geological Survey
908 National Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive 
Reston, Virginia 20192
dweary@usgs.gov

Daniel H. Doctor, Ph. D. 
U.S. Geological Survey
Eastern Geology & Paleoclimate Science Center
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 926A 
Reston, Virginia 20192
dhdoctor@usgs.gov