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This paper presents a brief review of the values and vulnerability of karst systems, and specifically examines issues of water balance, physical destruction, sedimentation and pollution. It then outlines key issues in the protection of karst and the need for continuing vigilance.
Karst, Management, Groundwater balance, Vulnerability, Protection
English and Slovenian
Hamilton-Smith, Elery, "Spatial Planning and Protection Measures for Karst Areas" (2006). KIP Articles. 45.