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IKG Attended the 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction

Author:IRCK/NICK Published Time:2019-08-18

On behalf of the Institute of Karst Geology (IKG) of China Geological Survey under the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Peoples Republic of China, three researchers attended the 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and 13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry in Tomsk, Russia.


The IKG researchers gave three presentations over “the effects of atmospheric CO2 consumption on rock weathering in the Pearl River basin”, “the role of sulfuric acid in chemical weathering of carbonate rocks for evaluating of carbon sinks in the Yangtze River Basin”, and “the impact of sulfuric acid on carbonate dissolution in the upper-middle reaches of Wujiang River”. The findings on karstification and carbon cycle shared by the IKGwere highly recognized by fellow researchers at the symposium. The IKG researchers also showcased the academic strength of the Institute by presenting academic achievementsby the IRCK and detailing the work of“theInternational Big Scientific Plan on Resources and Environmental Effects of Global Karst Dynamic Systems”, raising the stature and expanding the influence of the IKG and the IRCK among the academic community. The event also enabled IKG’s leading young researchers to exchangeinput withtheir counterparts working for world-renowned institutes, therefore expanding their horizon and taking their academic confidence and competence to ahigher level.


The 16th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction and13th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistryis antriennialinternational event co-sponsored by theWater-Rock Interaction Working Group (WRI) and the Applied Isotope Geochemistry (AIG), the two largest working groups of theInternational Association of Geochemistry (IAGC). The 2019 event was held in Tomsk, Russia, andbrought together340 experts from 27 countries including China, Russia, the United States and Canada for rewardingdiscussions at13 sessions.