Geotechnics - the key to ground water protection

Jens Baumann, Niels Foged, Peter Jørgensen

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    During the past 5 to 10 years research into ground water protection has proved that fractures in clay till may increase the hydraulic conductivity and herby the vulnerability of the ground water considerably. However, research has not identified a non-expensive and efficient method to map the fracture conditions of the various clay tills. Tests performed at the Danish Geotechnical Institute with large undisturbed columns of clay till show that there is a relation between the strength of the clay till and the hydraulic conductivity. Geotechnical methods may therefore be the key to determine the character of a certain type of clay till and hereby find the necessary tool in future geographical mapping of the vulnerability of the ground water resources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference, NGM 2000
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherFinnish Geotechnical Society
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 5 Jun 20006 Jun 2000
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th Nordic Geotechnical Conference

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