UIS Bulletin

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Groundwater Summit 2022



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Official publication of the UIS for publicizing the activities of the UIS and the state of the art of international speleology. This edition from December 2022 includes information from the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater 2022 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Table of Contents

Editorial: The motto that builds the UIS, 3

President’s Column - by Nadja Zupan Hajna: “History, Present and Vision,” 4

UIS President’s Report to the General Secretary - by George Veni, 6

The Report of the UIS General Secretary - by Fadi Nader, 8

UIS Treasurer’s Report to the General Assembly - by Nadja Zupan Hajna, 13

The closing of the International Year of Caves and Karst 2021/22, 17

The first years of the UIS - by Arrigo Cigna, 18 The new UIS Bureau 2022-2025, 21

The UIS Archive in Postojna, Slovenia, 24

Report of Commission on Artificial Cavities, 28

Report of Commission on Bibliography, 30

Report of Commission on Cave Rescue, 34

Report of Commission on History of Speleology, 36

Report of Commission on Informatics, 38

Report of Commission on Karst and Caves Protection, 41

Report of Commission on Physical Chemistry and Hydrogeology of Karst, 43

Report of Commission on Pseudokarst, 47

Report of Commission on Volcanic Caves, 50

The second Cave Animal of the Year: BATS, 53

The UIS Prizes 2021/22 Awarding Ceremony, 55

The UIS France Habe Prize 2022 winner, 60

The Cave Time Capsule begins its journey through time in Savoie, France, 61

Mini S4 - Summer School Workshop on Speleothem Science in Austria, 64

The UIS and its global recognition, 67

UIS at the United Nations Groundwater Summit, 69

19th International Congress of Speleology 2025 in Brazil - updated news, 71

The ICSs and the pre- and post-congress excursions, 76

Minutes of the UIS Annual Bureau Meeting in France, 81

Minutes of the UIS General Assembly in France, 89

Minutes of the UIS Bureau Virtual Meeting, 95

In memorian - Pindi Setiawan (Indonesia), 98

In memorian - Yavor Shopov (Bulgaria), 100

Calendar of Events, 101

UIS Bureau 2022/2025, 102

List of UIS Commissions and Working Groups, 103

List of Member Countries, 106

Annual Contributions and Bank Account, 107


karst, caves, groundwater, artificial cavities, bats


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