Questions related to the use of soils in engineering, as a material, or as object of research. Some common uses in Civil engineering are as surface for water flow, for foundations, as part of pavement structure, as seepage medium, or as origin of loads over other structures. Other uses in agronomic engineering, or biology, are as medium for storage of water, cultivation, as an erosionable agent, as a souce of receiver of contaminants.

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