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water potential

[′wȯd·ər pə‚ten·chəl]
(physiology)
The difference in free energy or chemical potential (per unit molal volume) between pure water and water in cells and solutions.
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The last water modelling study, titled Ground Water Potential of Potohar Area, had revealed that there was enough water to cater to the needs of nine union councils for the next 20 years, as the Korang River recharges the groundwater aquifer regime in many of the Potohar Town union councils during the rainy season.
The interaction of the water molecules can also be represented in the form of what is known as water potential. 'This is a kind of multidimensional map that notes how the energy of the water molecules changes when the distances or angles between the molecules change,' explains Martina Havenith.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has launched a competitive process for the procurement of an independent water project (IWP) that will harness Wadi Dayqah's surface water potential.
The authors evaluated 39 national irrigation systems (NIS) nationwide in terms of water supply and quality, conditions of irrigation structures and canals, profile of IAs, degree of satisfaction on water delivery, ISF collection, ground water potential, erosion, among others.
Despite having enormous water potential, Pakistan is gradually moving towards water-scared country where most of living creatures including humans, animals, plants, wildlife, mammals and reptiles are facing the looming threats of water scarcity.
If we fail to harness water potential of the country then dream of real economic progress and prosperity would remain unfulfilled.
Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of Si and B on the gas exchanges, leaf water potential and on the chlorophyll a fluorescence variables of the sunflower cv.
Such innovations should contribute to attracting foreign investment in Uzbekistan, and increase the efficiency of using the country's water potential, according to Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The water potential (I"w) of the leaves was sampled and measured with Psypro Water Potential System (Wescor, Inc., Logan, UT) at VE (emergence), V6, R0, R2, R3, R4, and R5 (dent).
Subsequently, Mangla Dam Raising Project was initiated in 2004 with a view to maximizing the water potential of River Jhelum.