We are sadly announcing the death of distinguished hydrogeologist and karstologist Dr Borivoje (Boris) Mijatovic, longstanding IAH member and also member of the Karst Commission since its inception in 1970.
Boris passed away on Thursday, 22 February 2018 in his home town Belgrade. He was professor in geology at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Chair of the Department for Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology of the Geological Survey of Serbia, as well as a consultant of the UN. He conducted many projects across the former Yugoslavia and several Mediterranean countries including Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, and Libya. Boris was also the first Chair of the National Committee of IAH for Serbia.
Boris was an eminent expert in karst aquifer regime evaluation and hydrodynamical modeling. His doctoral dissertation discusses hydrogeology of karst aquifer in coastal zones. He wrote more than 150 scientific papers and several publications among them “Karst – Hydrogeology of karstic water bearing rocks”, and edited IAH’s book “Hydrogeology of Dinaric Karst”.