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ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Karst”

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on “Karst”

 

ISO proposal for the creation of a new technical committee on Karst

 

The national standards body of China (SAC) submits to ISO a proposal for the creation of a new Technical Committee on “Karst”.

Scope: Standardization in the field of karst.

The Committee will develop standards and standardization documents in the field of karst terminology, sustainable development of karst resources, environmental protection and management of karst environment, as well as investigation and assessment (including modeling methods and mapping of karst systems).

 

On a global scale, the karst area is estimated to reach 22 million sqm. It is now suffering from severe environmental degradation. The establishment of standards on terms, investigation, assessment, sustainable development of karst resources, as well as environmental protection and management of karst environment will facilitate the sustainable development, international academic exchange in the field of karst. Great social value and potential commercial value will thus be generated.

 

The aim of management of karst environment is to facilitate sustainable development of karst resources and protection of the environment. Management of karst environment should be followed by investigation and assessment.

 

The establishment of international standards on terminology and sustainable development of karst resources, environmental protection and management of karst environment will be the basis for the development of other future related standards.

 

The main priorities in the work program of the new committee will be

 

  1. To provide uniform standards for karst investigation and assessment all over the world.
  2. International standardization of karst technologies would facilitate sustainable developmentand environment protection.
  3. To foster international academic exchange and commercial cooperation on karst.

 

In case of national interest, BDS can approve the creation of ISO/TC on “Karst”. If the establishment of ISO/TC is accepted by the national standards bodies – members of ISO, Bulgaria can obtain P- or O-membership in the work of the newly established committee.

The national stakeholders can provide their position on the proposal for this new field of ISO technical activity by 04.05.2018 to Lachezar Nakov, e-mail: lachezar.nakov@bds-bg.org   ,tel: +359 2 81 74 505.

 

For more information about the proposal see: here

12 Mar 2018