Glossary W

The Environmental Glossary. Letter W +++ 'Water', 'Well', 'Weather'
A Wastewater treatment plant is a facility with an engineered system designed to remove pollutants, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, from municipal and industrial wastewater for discharge into surface waters.

Deutsch: Wasser / Español: Agua / Português: Água / Français: Eau / Italiano: Acqua

Water is a liquid at normal temperatures but exists also solid (ice), and water vapor (cloud) in the air.

A water molecule has the formula H2O which means that two hydrogen (H) atoms and one oxygen (O) are connected.

German: Wasserfilter
Water filters are the substances (such as charcoal) or fine membrane structures used to remove impurities from water.

German: Wasserqualität
Water quality is a term used to describe the chemical, physical, and biological characteristics of water, usually in respect to its suitability for a particular purpose.

Water recycling is the reuse of water for the same application for which it was originally used.

A watershed is the land area that drains water to a particular stream, river,

German: Wetter
Weather is the specific condition of the atmosphere at a particular place and time.

German: Brunnen
A well is a Hole sunk into the ground to Reach a supply of water

A Wellhead Protection Area is the area surrounding a drinking water Well or Well field which is protected to prevent Contamination of the well.

Whitetopping is a cool paving technique in which an existing pavement is covered by a Layer of light-colored concrete. Usually, whitetopping involves adding a four to eight inch thick