Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: joachim.maes@ec.europa.eu

Title: INCA - Flood Control - ES Unmet Demand - 2006-2012

Description

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.

Contributors
Sara Vallecillo sara.vallecillo@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-5105-6253
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara (2019):  INCA - Flood Control - ES Unmet Demand - 2006-2012. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/554d8cdf-bb09-4505-9149-7f7b0c962d80
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Data access

  • Download Flood Control UnmetDemand 2006 2012 TIFF

    Shapefile "Unmet_demand_NEW.shp": Columns: HydroID > unique ID to be used as common field; unmet06/12ha > difference between maxdem and use in ha (except for areas with protection level > 500 yrs (NL)). It is also decomposed for agricultural and artificial land) unagri06/12 > unmet demand for agricultural land in ha unart06/12 > unmet demand for artificial land in ha un06/12_sh...

Publications

  • publication Ecosystem services accounting - Part II Pilot accounts for crop and timber provision, global climate regulation and flood control

    Vallecillo Rodriguez, S., La Notte, A., Kakoulaki, G., Kamberaj, J., Robert, N., Dottori, F., Feyen, L., Rega, C. and Maes, J., Ecosystem services accounting - Part II Pilot accounts for crop and timber provision, global climate regulation and flood control, EUR 29731 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-02905-2 (online), doi:10.2760/631588 (online), JRC116334.

    DOI:10.2760/631588

Additional information
Issue date 2019-08-27
Landing page http://biodiversity.europa.eu/maes
Temporal coverage

From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2012-01-01

Update frequency not planned
Language English
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 52 ENVIRONMENT; 56 AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
EuroVoc concept(s) biotope; land use
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/554d8cdf-bb09-4505-9149-7f7b0c962d80
Geographic information
Lineage

No additional information

Geographic bounding box

81.4° N, 43.2° E, 35.3° S, -11.5° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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