The Hydrological and Erosional Cycles in Karstic Terrains
Omalos, Crete, Greece 14-17 March 2018
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Karstic landscapes are shaped by the geomorphic work of water on a carbonate bedrock, with various mechanisms taking place at aquifer, soil subsurface, and surface flow level. Due to the water and sediment flow discontinuities introduced by the unpredictable location, dimensions, and geometry of the karst formations, monitoring and modeling relevant hydrologic and biogeochemical regimes poses a great scientific and engineering challenge. Therefore, studying flow connectivity within such watersheds is a key factor to understanding both the landforms and the components of the local hydrological cycle. This is relevant from a pure scientific approach but it is also definitive for designing sustainable water resources management.
The “Omalos” Connecteur meeting will show the State-of-the-Art of the runoff generation and soil erosion on Karstic landscapes and will discuss the future development of the science. Two days conference with invited talks, posters and key-note presentation and two days excursions will give a general overview of the current knowledge about the connectivity of flows and sediments in Karstic terrains.
Picture: Omalos Plateau, in Crete, Greece encompasses an area of about 6 km2 at an altitude of 1,050 m asl. The fertile plateau sits under the imposing White Mountains (highest peak at 2,453 m) and connects the busier Northern Chania with the Libyan Sea coast through a descend of the Samaria Gorge.
This meeting is organised by:
Dr. Ioannis Daliakopoulos
Technical University of Crete, School of Environmental Engineering