Heavy Water: Water that contains 2H, rather than 1H. Heavy water is about 11% denser than ordinary water.
Water 2000 Initiative: The program administered by the Rural Utilities Service whose goal is to improve the quality of drinking water in distressed rural areas with the most serious safe drinking water problems.
Water Aerobics: Aerobics classes that do traditional workouts in waist- to neck-high water in a swimming pool. The resistance of the water makes the workout feel far more intense, while the water cushions y . . . View Full Definition
Water: Refers to the chemical compound, H2O, as well as its liquid form. At atmospheric temperatures and pressures, it can exist in all three phases: solid (ice), liquid (water), and gaseous (water . . . View Full Definition
Vadose Water: Water that exists in the pore spaces of a rock or soil, between the ground surface and the water table.
Underwater Painting: A technique has been evolved by Antonio de Havo in 1977 for working submerged. He mixes his colours with oil, glycerine and wax, and paints on panels that have been waterproofed. Wearing a f . . . View Full Definition
Water Bank Program (WBP): A program to set aside wetlands for a period of 10 years (renewable) for conservation purposes. Participants receive annual rental payments. As these contracts expire, participants are offer . . . View Full Definition
Underwater: Youíre underwater when your employee stock options are out-of-the-money and so currently worthless. For example, if you have options to buy your company stock at a strike price of $50, and t . . . View Full Definition
Water Bath: Are large water filled containers used to maintain processing trays, tanks or chemicals at the correct temperature.
Water Cycle: The vertical and horizontal transport of water in all its states between the earth, the atmosphere, and the seas.