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Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (2005)

Sinkholes and Karst (2005)

Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst (2005)

Edited by Barry F. Beck

Geotechnical Special Publications (GSP) GSP 144

2005 / 688 pp.

Soft Cover - In Stock
$193.00 List / $144.75ASCE Member
Stock No. 40796 / ISBN: 9780784407967


Proceedings of the 10th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, held in San Antonio, Texas, September 24-28, 2005. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of ASCE; the Edwards Aquifer Authority; P. E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc. Cosponsored by the Southwest Research Institute.

This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 71 papers dealing with karst topography, which impacts water resources, waste disposal, foundation stability, and a multitude of other geotechnical and environmental issues. The goal of this conference was to share knowledge and experience between disciplines by emphasizing practical applications and case studies.

Topics include:

  • geology and origin of sinkholes and karst;
  • modeling groundwater flow in karst;
  • karst hydrology of the Edwards Aquifer;
  • prevention and remediation of sinkholes and karstic settlement;
  • foundation and geotechnical engineering in karst;
  • karst hydrology and dye tracing;
  • legal issues and government programs related to karst;
  • geophysical applications to investigating karst;
  • GIS, databases, and other computer applications for karst; and
  • karst and sinkholes in evaporites.

GSP 144 will benefit environmental and geotechnical engineers, and others involved in water resources, water disposal and foundation stability issues. 

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