CE  Vol.3 No.7 B , November 2012
Planning, Research and Karstological Monitoring of Expressways Crossing Classical Karst (Slovenia)
ABSTRACT

Over the last fifteen years the construction of modern expressways in Slovenia has been one of the major construction projects aimed at connecting important parts of the country and opening them to Europe. Almost half of Slovenia is karst and more than half of the water for the supply of the population comes from karst aquifers. Slovenia is home to the classical karst region of Kras that gave its name for this unique carbonate rock landscape to numerous world languages and is also the cradle of karstology. We need to better understand this fragile karst landscape and do everything to preserve it since it is an important part of our natural and cultural heritage.


Cite this paper
Knez, M. and Slabe, T. (2012) Planning, Research and Karstological Monitoring of Expressways Crossing Classical Karst (Slovenia). Creative Education, 3, 39-42. doi: 10.4236/ce.2012.37B009.
References
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[2]   D. Culver et al., Karstology and development challenges on karst 2, Construction, tourism ecology, protection. Ljubljana, Slovenia: ZRC Publishing, 2012.

 
 
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