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PERTINENT KNOWLEDGE ON WATER, ITS INTERACTION WITH SOLID SURFACES, AND ITS CONDUCTION IN SOILS IS INTENDED TO BE SUMMARIZED IN THIS SYMPOSIUM. AS MANY FACETS OF THE SOIL-WATER PROBLEM ARE DISCUSSED AS POSSIBLE. THE AREA COVERED BY THIS SYMPOSIUM MAY BE DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING PARTS: (1) THE PROPERTIES OF THE WATER SUBSTANCE WHICH MUST BE KNOWN BEFORE ANY REAL UNDERSTANDING CAN BE ATTAINED OF THE BEHAVIOR OF WATER IN SOILS AND SIMILAR POROUS HYDROPHILIC SYSTEMS, (2) THE INTERACTION OF WATER WITH SOLID MINERAL AND ORGANIC SUBSTANCE, NORMALLY FOUND IN SOIL AND IN LIVING SYSTEMS, KNOWLEDGE OF WHICH IS BASIC FOR AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE PHENOMENA THAT OCCUR IN THESE SYSTEMS AND THAT ARE DECISIVE FOR THE LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS AND NATIONS, (3) THE RESPONSE OF SOIL AND SIMILAR SYSTEMS TO THE APPLICATION OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL POTENTIALS, AND THE MOVEMENT OF WATER AS A RESULTANT PHENOMENON, AND (4) THE APPLICATION OF THE COLLECTED KNOWLEDGE TO THE RATIONAL DESIGN OF HIGHWAYS AND SIMIALR STRUCTURES.

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  • Accession Number: 00237877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 17 1970 12:00AM