- \24.11.1903 Wien/A - 10.3.1978 Wien/A\Julius Kar graduated in 1924 from the Hochschule für Bodenkultur as a hydraulic engineer and became an assistant at the institute of cultivation and water resources in 1930. He there submitted a PhD thesis on irrigation experiments and obtained a habilitation for his research on systematic observations of groundwater flow. After World War II he was appointed lecturer at his university and promoted to professor in 1953, and finally to director of the institute of water resources in 1957. As a specialist in irrigation techniques, he eventually also adopted expertise in wastewater technology and water protection. He was appointed head of his university for the years 1960/1961, and also was a council member of the Austrian Water Resources Association ÖWWV, which he presided in 1973. This was the culmination of his earlier work as the editor of its journal Österreichische Wasserwirtschaft, certainly the most important Austrian technical journal in hydraulic engineering. The Julius-Kar-Preis installed in 1978 intends to award excellency of a student in water resources.\Kar was the real engine of Austrian hydraulic engineering, and took an important position as the editor of the main Austrian hydraulics journal. It has remained at the forefront of publications in German speaking countries, and may be compared to Wasserwirtschaft in Germany, or to Wasser-Energie-Luft in Switzerland. Although these are no review journals, they have an important national task in bringing together engineers and in stimulating exchanges between the many engineering branches.\Anonymous (1957). Julius Kar. Österreichische Hochschulzeitung 9(18): 3. PAnonymous (1972). Rektor Prof. Dr. J. Kar. 100 Jahre Hochschule für Bodenkultur 1872-1972 2: 14. Hochschule für Bodenkultur: Wien. PAnonymous (1977). Festschrift anlässlich des 75. Geburtstages von Julius Kar. Institut für Wasserwirtschaft, Universität für Bodenkultur: Wien.Anonymous (1978). Professor Julies Kar. Abwassertechnik 29(3): 18.Anonymous (1978). In memoriam Prof. Julius Kar. Österreichische Wasserwirtschaft 30(3/4):37. PAnonymous (1978). Prof.-Julius-Kar-Preis. Österreichische Wasserwirtschaft 30(11/12): 267. Kar, J. (1959). 50 Jahre‚Wasserwirtschaft' in Österreich. Österreichische Wasserwirtschaft 11(4/5): 83-92.Kar, J. (1968). Siedlungsund Industrie-Wasserwirtschaft und Gewässerschutz in Österreich.Springer: Wien.
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