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Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity Research

Edited by Oagile Dikinya

University of Botswana, Botswana

This book provides the state of the art of the investigation and the in-depth analysis of hydraulic conductivity from the theoretical to semi-empirical models perspective as well as policy development associated with management of land resources emanating from drainage-problem soils. A group of international experts contributed to the development of this book. It is envisaged that this thought provoking book will excite and appeal to academics, engineers, researchers and University students who seek to explore the breadth and in-depth knowledge about hydraulic conductivity. Investigation into hydraulic conductivity is important to the understanding of the movement of solutes and water in the terrestrial environment. Transport of these fluids has various implications on the ecology and quality of environment and subsequently sustenance of livelihoods of the increasing world population. In particular, water flow in the vadose zone is of fundamental importance to geoscientists, soil scientists, hydrogeologists and hydrologists and allied professionals.

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Developments in Hydraulic Conductivity ResearchEdited by Oagile Dikinya

Published: February 28th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/651

ISBN: 978-953-307-470-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4918-7

Copyright year: 2011

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45768 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

31 Web of Science Citations

32 Dimensions Citations


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1. Stress/Strain-Dependent Properties of Hydraulic Conductivity for Fractured Rocks

By Yifeng Chen and Chuangbing Zhou


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2. Influence of Degree of Saturation in the Electric Resistivity-Hydraulic Conductivity Relationship

By Mohamed Ahmed Khalil and Fernando A. Monterio Santos


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3. Hydraulic Conductivity and Water Retention Curve of Highly Compressible Materials- From a Mechanistic Approach through Phenomenological Models

By Serge-Étienne Parent, Amir M. Abdolahzadeh, Mathieu Nuth and Alexandre R. Cabral


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4. Correlations between Hydraulic Conductivity and Selected Hydrogeological Properties of Rocks

By Stanisław Żak


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5. Rock Mass Hydraulic Conductivity Estimated by Two Empirical Models

By Shih-Meng Hsu, Hung-Chieh Lo, Shue-Yeong Chi and Cheng-Yu Ku


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6. Hydraulic Conductivity of Layered Anisotropic Media

By Stanisław Żak


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7. Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity for Evaporation in Heterogeneous Soils

By Dongmin Sun and Jianting Zhu


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8. Determination of Hydraulic Conductivity of Undisturbed Soil Column: a Measurement Accomplished with the Gamma Ray Transmission Technique

By Anderson Camargo Moreira, Otávio Portezan Filho, Fábio Henrique de Moraes Cavalcante and Carlos Roberto Appoloni


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9. Hydraulic Conductivity of Semi-Quasi Stable Soils: Effects of Particulate Mobility

By Oagile Dikinya


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10. Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Land Use Change, New Insights to the Payments for Ecosystem Services Programs: a Case Study from a Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Watershed in Eastern Central Mexico

By Alberto Gómez-Tagle (Jr.) Ch., Daniel Geissert, Octavio M. Perez-Maqueo, Beatriz E. Marin-Castro and M. Beatriz Rendon-Lopez


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11. Hydraulic Conductivity and Landfill Construction

By Witold Stępniewski, Marcin K. Widomski and Rainer Horn


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