Karst without Boundaries

Zoran Stevanović, Neven Krešić, Neno Kukurić

April 26, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 376 Pages
ISBN 9781138029682 - CAT# K29673
Series: IAH - Selected Papers on Hydrogeology

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  • comprising several contributions written by leading experts in related fields of karstology and karst hydrogeology.
  • including contributions from authors who have been awarded the annual prize of the IAH Karst Commission.
  • for an audience interested to learn more about karst aquifer.


Karstified rocks of different lithology cover more than 10% of the continental surface of our planet. It is known that some 20% or even a few percent more of the global population largely depends on karstic groundwater but in many karst areas all over the world there are limited natural resources including absence of drinking waters. The problems of water shortage, equitable water use or water protection from pollution, become more problematic when they come to transboundary regions. The Dinaric region is a classical karst area where created borders of newly established countries after the civil war in 1990s resulted with an urgent need to create ambience for sustainable water management. The project DIKTAS is one of the first ever attempts to establish sustainable integrated management principles in a transboundary karst aquifer of the magnitude of the Dinaric Karst System. This volume presents selected papers from the conference held in June 2014 in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina including presentations of some of the project’s achievements but also number of other research results conducted in karst environments worldwide.


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