Sinkholes Congressional Briefing

Event Details

Sizing up Sinkholes

Science & Technology to Mitigate Karst Hazards

Monday, 7 May at 2:00pm EDT in Senate Capitol Visitors Center Room 201

RSVP by 3 May:

Moderated by:

  • Dr. Mona Becker, Assistant Professor, McDaniel College, and City Council Member, Westminster, MD


  • Dr. Daniel Doctor, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Dr. Cathleen Jones, System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
  • Dr. Jonathan Arthur, Florida State Geologist, Florida DEP

Congressional Sponsors:

  • Senator Lisa Murkowski
  • Senator Maria Cantwell
  • Representative Suzan DelBene

RSVP by 3 May:

At this widely attended briefing, experts will address the following questions:

  1. How can we better understand our vulnerability to sinkholes?
  2. How can communities identify sinkhole risks?
  3. How can communities make informed planning, response, and mitigation decisions to ensure the safety of lives and property?

Supported by:

  • American Geosciences Institute
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association of American State Geologists