Title: INCA - Flood Control - ES Potential - 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 potential of ecosystems to control floods. This potential is expressed as the service providing area per catchment in ha and as a percentage of the total catchment areas for 2006 and 2012.
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|