Definition (thanks to wikipedia)

Osmosis is the movement of water molecules across a selectively-permeable membrane down a water potential gradient. Net movement of solvent is from the less-concentrated (hypotonic) to the more-concentrated (hypertonic) solution, which tends to reduce the difference in concentrations.The osmotic pressure is defined to be the pressure required to maintain an equilibrium, with no net movement of solvent. The osmotic pressure depends on the molar concentration of the solute but not on its identity.

The name Osmosis for this site was primarily chosen because it sounds nice. It might also relate to the effects when immersed in low content information.

The author

Sam Gardner is a development professional with more than 20 years of experience, from agriculture to humanitarian relief, over governance. He worked for long time assignments in Central Africa, Central America , Southern Africa, and with the UN. He was employed by a  bilateral government, the FAO and the UN. For the moment, he is a bureaucrat. The posts on this blog reflect his own ideas, and bind in no way the  positions of his employer.


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