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.
- Sara Vallecillo
- Georgia Kakoulaki
- Alessandra La Notte
- Eduardo Garcia Bendito
- Joachim Maes
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara; Kakoulaki, Georgia; La Notte, Alessandra; Garcia Bendito, Eduardo; Maes, Joachim (2019): INCA - Flood Control. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/6b805df4-ee6e-4e42-a078-e0d6c72c40f7
Bio-geographical Regions Flood Habitats and Biotopes Land Use Ecosystem Land Cover
The ZIP compressed dataset contains a GeoPackage file with the values for the potential, demand, actual flow, unmet demand and population components of flood control. For more information, refer to the README.txt included in the download.
POLYGON((-11.5 72,43 72,43 32,-11.5 32,-11.5 72))
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