Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: INCA - Flood Control


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 0000-0002-5105-6253
Eduardo Garcia Bendito
Joachim Maes
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara; Garcia Bendito, Eduardo; Maes, Joachim (2019):  INCA - Flood Control. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Data access

  • Download Flood Control ES - KIP-INCA ZIP

    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.

Additional information
Last modified 2020-09-04
Issue date 2019-08-28
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Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2006-01-01 – To: 2012-01-01

Update frequency unknown
Data theme(s) Economy and finance; Environment

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