Monday June 26th

09.00-09.30 Opening Ceremony
09:30-09:50 Derek Ford: Cold Climate, Canyons and Karst Along the Canol Road Corridor, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories of Canada – a Proposal for a UNESCO World (KEYNOTE SPEECH)
09:50-10:05 Ugo Sauro: Highlight of some human adventures in a karst environment: the case of the Monti Lessini (Venetian Prealps, Italy)
10:05-10:20 Rosario Ruggieri: Karst Geosites of Sicily
10:20-10:35 Andrija Boris Bognar: Geomorphology of the Neretva delta
10:35-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:15 Hülya Alçiçek, Ali Bülbül and Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek: Doline formations related to subsurface gypsum dissolution in an alluvial plain setting (Denizli Basin SW Turkey): Geological, geomorphological and environmental implications
11:30-11:45 Krklec Kristina, Domínguez-Villar David, Braucher Regis, Perica Dražen, Mrak Irena, ASTERTeamd: Weathering of adjacent carbonate surfaces with different exposure ages – example of Kornat Island rockslide, Croatia
11:45-12:00 Paul Griffiths and Carol Ramsey: The Devil’s Bath: A Tale of Karst Site Disturbance
12:00-12:15 Ergin Gökkaya: Man and Gypsum karst hazard in İnandık village, Çankırı (Central Anatolia, Turkey)
12:15-12:30 Marco Fillipponi: The Challenge of Tunnelling in Krastic Areas Today
12:30-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-15:15 Bernard Chirol: The Lost Pothole of the Sinkhole of the River “Rhône”
15:15-15:30 Dino Grozić, Neven Bočić and Lovel Kukuljan: Utilization of LiDAR data for cave entrance detection: an example from NW Gorski kotar, Croatia
15:30-15:45 Carolin Ramsey and Paul Griffiths: Wildfires on Karst in Coastal British Columbia: Research Opportunities
15:45-16:00 Natalija Špeh and Peter Skoberne: The landuse potentials of contact carst area – example of Zaloka Valley, Slovenia
16:00-16:15 Nadja Zupan Hajna: Project “ŽIVO! Život – voda!” as example of good practice of cross-border cooperation in the exploration and promotion of karst
16:15-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-17:00 Ivan Brlić: Plitvice Lakes National Park as a Karst area between protection and devastation – historical overview
17:30-17:45 Damir Magaš: Relief and Waters of the Lika and Northern Dalmatia Karst Area on Matteo Pagano’s Workshop Map Tvto el Cõtado di Zara e Sebenicho (1530s)
17:45-18:00 Robert Lončarić and Maša Surić: Karst hydrology of the East Adriatic coast recorded in the works of Alberto Fortis (1741-1803)
18:00-18:15 Yuniat Irawati: Local wisdom in managing water resources for the needs of the community living in the Gunung Kidul karst area
18:15-19:00 Posters

Tuesday June 27th

09:00-09:20 Bernard Chirol: Women underground – a world history of female contribution in speleology
09:20-09:35 Andrei Fillipov and Ekaterina Bazarova: Ore generated sulfiric karst: a case study of Kan-i-Gut Cave, Kyrgyzstan
09:35-09:50 Mateja Ferk: Palaeoflood reconstruction based on cave sediments, Dinaric Karst, Slovenia ​
09:50-10:05 Robert Lončarić, Ines Krajcar Bronić, Maša Surić, Sanja Faivre, Nada Horvatinčić, Nina Lončar, Neven Bočić, Tatjana Bakran-Petricioli, Jadranka Barešić, Andreja Sironić and Iva Veverec: Quaternary palaeoenvironmental records in secondary carbonate deposits from Croatian karst
10:05-10:20 Ramanathan Baskar and Sushmitha Baskar: An overview of Moonmilk deposits from some caves in India
10:20-10:35 Josip Faričić and Kristijan Juran: Human imprints in the karst: the influence of lime production on landscape changes on the North Dalmatian islands
10:35-11:05 Coffee break
11:05-11:20 Katalin Takácsné Bolner: Speleological characteristics of the Njeguši–Lovćen area, Montenegro
11:20-11:35 Riccardo Corazzi and Louis Torelli: Results of CGEB caving explorations on Albania karsts (1993 – 2016)
11:35-11:50 Petra Kovač Konrad: Recent exploration of phreatic caves in Croatia as a part of „KARST” – The Dinaric Arc Karst biodiversity conservation programme
11:50-12:05 Rosana Cervenik, Edo Mržek and Bogdan Opara: New technologies for monitoring in the Škocjan Caves, Slovenia
12:20-12:35 Neven Bočić, Neven Ris, Nenad Buzjak and Gyorgy Czuppon: New exploration and research in Cerovačke caves (southeastern Velebit, Croatia) and their geospeleological significance
12:20-12:35 Marco Menichetti: The impacts of visitors on the microclimates of Italian tourist caves
12:35 Marco Menichetti: The impacts of visitors on the microclimates of Italian tourist caves
12:35 Lunch break
Afternoon field trip to Cerovac caves in Velebit Nature Park

Wednesday June 28th

09:00-09:20 Ognjen Bonacci: Catchment (recharge area) in karst (KEYNOTE SPEECH)
09:20-09:35 Chiara Calligaris, José Maria Calaforra, Franco Cucchi, Paolo Forti and Luca Zini: Effect of a tropical rainstorm on the hydrodynamics of a underground river (Swallow Cave, Palawan, Philippines)
09:35-09:50 Guanghui Jiang, Hongfeng Chen, Kwong Fai Andrew Lo: A conceptual model for flood management in bare karst area
09:50-10:05 Ivan Čanjevac, Mladen Maradin and Danijel Orešić: Climate change impact on water resources in the Gorski Kotar karst region, Croatia​
10:05-10:20 Satish K. Dixit, Vinod K. Jena and Natalija Matić: Classical rock in karst and the susceptibility of aquifers to contaminants
10:20-10:35 Miguel Moreno, Julia Pacheco, Catalin Stefan and Rudolf Liedl: Evaluation and congruency between European karst vulnerability methodologies from their application on the Yucatán Karst, México
10:35-11:05 Coffee break
11:00-11:15 Ali Bülbül, Hülya Alçiçek and Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek: Hydrochemical characteristics of the karstic cold waters in the northern margin of the Denizli Basin (SW Anatolia, Turkey)
11:15-11:30 Hülya Alçiçek, Ali Bülbül and Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek: Hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical properties of the karstic hot waters (Yenice, Gölemezli and Karahayıt) in the northern margin of the Denizli Basin (SW Anatolia, Turkey)
11:30-11:45 Alain Piquerez, Pascale Girod and Joseph Thierrin: Groundwater quality issues for a densely populated karst area in the district of “Ajoie” (Switzerland)
11:45-12:00 Vinod K. Jena and Natalija Matić: Assessment of drinking water quality in karst area with reference to variation in phyisiochemcial parameters
12:00-12:15 Ali Bülbül, Hülya Alçiçek and Mehmet Cihat Alçiçek: Stable isotopic features of the karstic cold waters in the Pamukkale, Karahayıt, Gölemezli and Yenice geothermal fields in the Denizli Basin (SW Anatolia, Turkey)
12:15-12:30 Juan Vázquez-Navarro: Blanket Tufa Deposits in Spain. Interpretation and geomorphological relevance of big magnitude exokarstic processes
12:30-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-15:15 David Domínguez-Villar, Neven Cukrov and Kristina Krklec: Anchialine cave-submarine spring system hydrological dynamics traced by temperature – example of Litno, Krka Estuary, Croatia
15:15-15:30 Andrej Stroj: Multidisciplinary research of the coastal karst springs in the Velebit channel area
15:30-15:45 Hossein Karimi Vardanjani, Derek Ford, Manouchehr Chitsazan and Babak Biglari: First investigations of Sousan Spring, the largest karst spring in Iran
15:45-16:00 Jake Longenecker, Timothy Bechte, Zhao Chen, Nico Goldscheider, Tanja Liesch and Robert Walter: Rapid catchment delineation using Global Precipitation Measurement satellite data and karst spring hydrographs
16:00-16:15 Ana Mladenović and Igor Jemcov: Structural and Time series analysis application to stress influence of water leakage from surface reservoir and groundwater on the left bank of Lazići dam (Western Serbia)
16:15-16:30 Krešimir Pavlić: Spectral analysis of hydrological and meteorological data from 1951 to 2012 on the karstic Kupa basin
16:30-16:45 Nikolay Maksimovich, Petar Milanovich and Olga Meshcheriakova: Dams on Evaporite Rocks Foundation

Thursday June 29th

Full day excursion to Krka National Park