16:34 Dec 15, 2003
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Auffüllprinzip
environment, water (management), groundwater

"Während man sein Augenmerk auf die Zielzustände richtete, fürchteten viele Beobachter, dass das Auffüllprinzip eintreten würde."
Patrick Kessler
Local time: 19:22

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3recharge principle
Alan Johnson
3(stock) replenishment principle
Edward Guyver

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(stock) replenishment principle

There is not a lot of context on which to base a concrete suggestion. I offer "replenishment principle" because it is a literal translation in an accounting context.

Edward Guyver
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recharge principle

Adams et al, Enke, 2000 say:
1. Funktionsprüfung einer Grundwassermeßstelle durch Wassereinleitung mit vorheriger und anschließender Wasserstandsbeobachtung (möglichst bis zur Erreichung des Bezugswasserstandes)
2. Versuchsanordnung zur Bestimmung der Sickerwasseraufnahmefähigkeit eines Bodens oder eines durch Baumaßnahmen teilweise abgedeckten Untergrundes ... mit einem Infiltrometer.

Müller, Springer, 1999 says:
Auffüllversuch {recharge test}
Verfahren zur Bestimmung hydrogeolgischer Parameterwerte, wie z.B. ...

Nevertheless, I do not know the "Auffüllprinzip". More context may help to clarify. My "recharge principle" given above does not meet with much joy on the search engines.

Note added at 2003-12-15 20:36:21 (GMT)

1. and 2. above also refer to a recharge test (\"Auffüllversuch\")

Note added at 2003-12-15 21:04:03 (GMT)

Good, considering the second sentence, what is meant here is that the body of water can still be \"topped up\" with contaminants until the minimum requirement is \"achieved\". In other words, if the water quality is better than the minimum quality aimed for, we can keep on pumping in that dirt! But I still can\'t get an English equivalent, sorry. Possibly it is something like \"topping up principle\"?

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