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Unique research partnership evaluates challenges to water resources among Amish and Mennonite communities in southcentral Kentucky.

CHL Assistant Director, Lee Anne Bledsoe, chosen as member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists-Karst Commission

CHL receives USGS 104B grant to study groundwater contamination of karst springs supplying “off the grid” religious communities in southcentral Kentucky

CHL Director, Chris Groves, describes local hydrogeology and paddles Drake’s Creek on recent episode of KET’s Downstream.

CHL, George Wright Society, and Mammoth Cave National Park to host international geoscience and conservation conference at WKU.

Student spotlight: Graduate student transitions to role as CHL Research Hydrologist with help from WKU’s Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP)


CHL Director, Chris Groves awarded medal by Chinese Geological Survey, receives honors at the “Reception for Foreign Experts Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China.”

Ecological consultant, Bruce Byers, describes tour of Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve lead by CHL Director and Assistant Director in this poetic blog entry.

CHL Assistant Director, Lee Anne Bledsoe, speaks to Barren River Area Development District Water Management Council on interconnected nature of water supply in surrounding karst area.

CHL Director and staff working closely with Kentucky Museum and Mammoth Cave National Park to plan “Gazing Deeply: the Art and Science of Mammoth Cave” exhibit.

CHL Assistant Director represents WKU, CHL, and Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve at UNESCO EuroMAB 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

CHL research featured as project spotlight in Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute Winter 2019 Newsletter


Deep dive: How WKU Crawford Hydrology Lab solves problems underground

CHL Assistant Director, Lee Anne Bledsoe, presents at Characterization and Engineering of Karst Aquifers (CEKA) International Course and Seminar in Trebinje, Bosnia & Herzegovina – Virpazar, Montenegro.

CHL Director, Dr. Chris Groves, reports on Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve (MCABR) at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.


CHL staff present at 2017 Geological Society of America meeting in Seattle, Washington.

CHL staff present research at International Congress of Speleology in Sydney, Australia

CHL Director, Dr. Chris Groves, receives China’s top science award.

SOKY Sunrise Campus Beat Interview with Dr. Chris Groves


CHL research presented at UNESCO International Conference on African Large River Basin Hydrology in Dakar, Senegal.

CHL Manager, Lee Anne Bledsoe, conducts dye tracing workshop in Brazil.

Groves reappointed to Governing Board of UNESCO International Research Center on Karst.

CHL supports the Karst Springs Initiative in Tennessee, USA.

WKU Global REACH: Professor’s geologic research impacts international community


Obscura Day 2015: Hidden Waterways of Mammoth Cave National Park

Connor Salley Wins National Scholarship

WKU Geoscientist to represent US on International Karst Commission

Discovery of White Nose Syndrome in Warren County Cave Shows Disease is Spreading

White nose syndrome identified in bats in WKU Research Cave


 22 WKU Students, Biology Professor honored at Kentucky Academy of Science Meeting.

Groves Makes Presentation to UN Water Conference in China

 WKU group conducts water resource training in Jamaica

WKU students, faculty attend meeting of Geological Society of America.


 WKU group attends International Congress of Speleology

WKU geoscientist presents lecture at karst water conference in China


Groves featured in Circle of Blue website

Groves named ministry-level finalist for national award in China

Hoffman Institute founding member of international karst research academy


Groves discusses WKU karst research at international conference in Belgium

View from the Hill – Dr. Chris Groves Feature


Groves appointed as University Distinguished Professor


WKU students, faculty, staff attend International Congress of Speleology

WKU group organizes water resource conference for scientists in China

Mammoth Cave National Park signs sister park agreement with Chinese site

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