You can see record of the stream via links: Karst springs in relation to climate change impacts with Dr. Peter Malík – hydrogeologist | Facebook or https://video.nti.sk/live/?262552ECGEO8OP60
PA4 Water Quality in cooperation with PA7 Knowledge Society prepared online stream on 10 November 2023 at 2.00 PM to promote interesting scientific topic – karst springs in relation to climate change impacts.
Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. Human-caused climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region. This has led to widespread adverse impacts and related losses and damages to nature and people. Human activities, principally through emissions of greenhouse gases, have unequivocally caused global warming, with global surface temperature reaching 1.1°C above 1850-1900 in 2011-2020.
The Green Deal is the EU’s answer to the ongoing climate crisis. The Green Deal is the EU’s roadmap to tackle climate change and achieve climate neutrality by 2050.It aims to provide a cleaner environment, cheaper energy, smarter transport, new jobs and a better quality of life.
Climate change effects our daily life and already today it has been influencing the availability of water sources. You can know more about the impacts of drought onto springs´ yields and the availability of drinking water in Slovakia. Listen to the results of hydrogeological investigation of RNDr. Peter Malík, PhD.
Dr. rer. nat. Peter Malík, PhD. is a hydrogeologist who has been working at the Dionýz Štúr State Geological Institute in Bratislava for 40 years. He deals with basic and applied hydrogeological research, development of methodologies, hydrogeological mapping, balance of hydrogeological structures, design and evaluation of hydrogeological wells. During his tenure, he was the main author of the quantitative assessment of regions with a practical impact on the drinking water supply in the regions of Branisko, Veľká Fatra, Slovenský kras and Brezovské Karpaty mountains, as well as the author of hydrogeological maps of the regions – NE of Nízke Tatry, Volovské vrchy and Čachtické karpaty Mts. He took part in a number of international projects focused on the issue of karst and isotopic geology (COST 65, COST 620, DANREG, STALAGMITE, KRASCAVE, MIKAS – Most Important Karst Aquifer’s Springs, and others). He is a member of several national and international professional organizations, as SAH – Slovak Association of Hydrogeologists, SGS – Slovak Geological Society, IAH – International Association of Hydrogeologists, AIH – American Institute of Hydrology, IGA – International Geothermal Association.
Karst springs topic is a subject close to his heart, and discussion will be devoted to karst springs in relation to climate change impacts.