Title: INCA - Flood Control - ES Unmet Demand - 2006-2012
This dataset is an output of KIP INCA.
All ecosystems but in particular forests, shrubland, grasslands and wetlands reduce runoff by retaining water in the soil and aquifers and slowing down the water flow. This prevents the rapid downstream runoff of surface water, hereby lowering peak runoff, and thus reduces the detrimental effects to citizens, farmland, and infrastructure from flooding. The accounting approach developed here presents the potential of ecosystems to regulate water flows together with the socio-economic demand for protection against river floods.
This dataset presents the unmet demand for flood control as an ecosystem service. This is calculated as the difference between the demand and the actual flow.
The dataset expresses the unmet demand for flood control in ha and as a percentage of the demand at catchment level.
From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2012-01-01
|Update frequency||not planned|
|Data theme(s)||Economy and finance; Environment|
|EuroVoc domain(s)||52 ENVIRONMENT; 56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES|
|EuroVoc concept(s)||biotope; land use|
|Geographic bounding box||
81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W
|Coordinate Reference System||ETRS89 / LAEA Europe|