Hydraulic conductivity

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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

A coefficient of proportionality describing the rate at which water can move through a permeable medium (UN 1992)

Other Definitions


Interpretations and Explanations

Hydraulic conductivity is a function of both the intrinsic permeability of the porous medium and the kinematic viscosity of the water which flows through it. Also referred to as the coefficiency of permeability (UN 1992).


United Nations (1992) Terminology Bulletin No 344 on Environment and Development

United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database

WHO Lexicon page (translations and examples)

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