Scientific Community

To promote greater awareness and understanding of the Edwards Aquifer system, the Edwards Aquifer Authority hosts and/or sponsors events that provide forums for thought-provoking scientific discussion among audiences of diverse backgrounds.

Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series features guest lectures by scientists addressing technically oriented karst-related topics as well as other periodic events where invited speakers address a more general range of topics such as hydrogeology, karst landscapes, groundwater issues and the various attributes of the aquifer system.

A Voice for the Aquifer: What Carbonate Aquifers Have to Say

Dr. Todd Halihan

Oklahoma State University
October 5, 2018
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Who done it? Investigative Insights and Answers to Three Groundwater Mysteries

Dr. Scott Bair

Ohio State University
May 19, 2017

Fractures – They Mess up Your Flow System (and They Are Everywhere)

Dr. Maureen Muldoon

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
September 30, 2016

A Water Wonk’s World

Dr. Michael E. Campana

Oregon State University
April 08, 2016

Hydrogeology, Management and Engineering Controls in Karst

Dr. Zoran P. Stevanovic

Univerity of Belgrade
October 16, 2015

Wither Wellspring

Dr. Abe Springer

Sorthern Arizona University
April 23, 2015

Sustainability, Water, and Karst

Dr. Robert Brinkmann

Geology, Environment, and Sustainability
Hofstra University
September 26, 2014

Dr. Ira D. Sasowsky

Department of Geosciences
University of Akron, Ohio
April 18, 2014

Karst Geomorphology with Special Focus on Dinaric Karst

Dr. Andrej Mihevc

Slovenian Karst Research Institute
Postojna, Slovenia
November 15, 2013

Groundwater—Texas style
Understanding and utilizing geology, hydrology, and environmental concerns for groundwater resources in a place of critical socioeconomics, law, and politics.

Dr. John "Jack" Sharp

Jackson School of Geosciences
UT Austin - Austin, Texas
June 21, 2013

Exploration and Protection of Karst Groundwater Resources: Experiences from Alpine Karst Aquifer Systems

Dr. Prof. Nico Goldscheider

University of Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe, Germany
September 26, 2012

Understanding Karst Challenges

Dr. John Van Brahana

Department of Geosciences
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas
March 2, 2012

Developing Water Resources in Karst – Engineering and Modeling Challenges

Dr. Petar Milanovic

Belgrade, Serbia

July 13, 2011

Dr. Neven Kresic

Ashburn, Virginia
July 13, 2011

The Spectrum of Karst: Rock, Climate, and Hydrology as Cave Controls

Dr. John Mylroie

Department of Geology
Mississippi State University - Starkville, Mississippi
April 13, 2011

Dr. Ralph Ewers

Professor Emeritus
Eastern Kentucky University - Richmond, Kentucky
September 17, 2010

Recent Advances in Understanding Flow and Transport in Carbonate Aquifers

Dr. Stephen Worthington

Worthington Groundwater
Dundas - Ontario, Canada
March 19, 2010

Karst Science in the 21st Century: Accomplishments and Directions

Dr. William White & Dr. Elizabeth White

Professor Emeritus
Department of Geological Sciences
Pennsylvania State University
October 9, 2009

The Scope of Karst Studies

Dr. Derek Ford

Professor Emeritus - School of Geography and Geology
McMaster University - Hamilton, Canada
March 20, 2009

Types of Karst in the Context of Geological Evolution

Dr. Alexander Klimchouk, Jr.

Ukrainian Institute of Speleology and Karstology - Simferopol, Ukraine
October 15, 2008

Origin and Pattern of Solutional Porosity — The Importance of Karst Processes in the Hydrology of Soluble Rocks

Dr. Arthur N. Palmer

Professor Emeritus of Hydrology and Geochemistry
State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta
May 1, 2008

Investigating and Managing Karst and Karst Aquifers

Dr. E. Calvin Alexander, Jr.

Professor of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota
October 19, 2007

Dr. John Gunn

Director of the Limestone Research Group
University of Birmingham, England
March 5, 2007

Dr. Nicholas Crawford

Center for Cave and Karst Studies
Department of Geography and Geology
Western Kentucky University