Gustav Ritter von Wex, sein Leben und Werk = Gustav Ritter von Wex, his life and work

Hager, Willi H.

In: Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft, 2009, vol. 61, no. 5-6, p. 81-88

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    Summary: The regulation works of Danube river along Vienna city around 1870 are described as a monumental European project of the 19th century. The publications of the project head Gustav von Wex (1811-1892) are thereby reviewed, given that he therein considered the historical bases, the imperial decision, the project outline and the advances of the works. In addition, the scientific works of von Wex are also described and put into a historical context. Finally, the biography of von Wex is presented along with the problems in searching successfully his portrait. This historical work is intended to add to the early developments in river engineering of Europe