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Term No.Term NameTerm Description
7371Wastewater reclamation, waste water treatmentProcessing of wastewater for reuse......
2232WastewayThe channel that conveys/carries water discharged into it from a spillway, escape, or sluice, weir, etc......
3573Wasteways1 - Structures provided in canal systems to dispose of all excess water, or empty a canal. Wasteways may also be used to sluice sediment from the cana.....
4011Water accountFollow-up of the volumes of water actually delivered with regard to the theoretical volumes to the areas served by the various canals of a collective .....
3987Water allowance1 - A term that is an outcome of all considerations of the duty of water, intensity, proposed crop ratio, water available, etc., the numbered use for .....
4920Water application efficiencyThe ratio of the volume of water stored in the soil root zone by irrigation to the volume delivered at the farm......
973Water balance, or Water budgetA systematic review of inflow, outflow and changes in storage as applied to a watershed or body of water. .....
5062Water bearingA geological formation that contains groundwater......
5814Water coffer damA coffer dam built above the ground level or bed level of a stream......
8853Water conservation1 - Measures introduced to reduce the amount of water used for any purpose, and/or to protect it from pollution. 2 - Efficient and economical preserva.....
6492Water contentThe amount of water lost from the soil upon drying to constant mass at 105o C; expressed either as the mass of water per unit mass of dry soil or as t.....
6501Water controlThe physical control of water by such measures as conservation practices on the land, channel improvements, and installation of structures for water r.....
2805Water cushion, Stilling pool, or CisternA pool of water maintained to take the impact of water overflowing a dam, chute, drop, or other spillway structure......
5342Water devideLine separating two catchments......
7273Water disturbanceAny measurable change in biological, chemical or physical water quality......
6426Water erosionThe removal of soil from the land`s exposed surface by rapidly running water, including runoff from rainfall, melted snow and ice......
3922Water flour millA water mill constructed at a drop structure in a canal for grinding flour......
5440Water gateA swinging gate provided on open ditches, with overlaid fences to serve as a passage for livestock......
2717Water hammerThe phenomena of oscillations in the pressure of water in a closed conduit resulting from checking the flow.  Momentary pressure, greatly in excess of.....
2565Water intake testA test conducted in the field to detect the presence and extent of crevices, cracks, fissures and voids in the foundations by observing the loss of wa.....
4442Water ladder, Chinese dragon wheel, RahadA water lifting device consisting of a series of small boards made up into an endless link chain which runs in a wooden trough and passes over spoke-t.....
6249Water level control system (pumps)A system in which tanks are connected to the delivery side of pumps. Water level in the tanks is sensed and, through electrical controls, the pumps ar.....
3304Water level diagramA single chart showing longitudinal sections of the main canal and of the branch canals depending on it, all of them being drawn to a scale that great.....
8855Water management1 - Planned development, distribution and use of water resources, in accordance with predetermined objectives and with respect to both quantity and qu.....
3921Water millA mill whose machinery is moved by the force of the falling water......
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