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

Title: INCA - Flood Control - ES Potential - 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 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.

Contributors
Sara Vallecillo sara.vallecillo@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-5105-6253
How to cite
Vallecillo, Sara (2019):  INCA - Flood Control - ES Potential - 2006-2012. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/9de744c0-fcbc-4aa4-ab1d-b969f879a6a4
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Data access

  • Download Flood Control Potential 2006 2012 TIFF

    Shapefile "Catch_SPA_allyears.shp" with the SPA at catchment level (HydroID) Columns: SPA in ha for 2006 and 2012 and SPA in relation to the total extent of the catchment (%) HydroID: Unique number of the catchment SPA06_ha: area of service providing unit in ha for the year 2006 SPA12_ha: area of service providing unit in ha for the year 2012 Area_ha: total area of the catchment in ha...

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/9de744c0-fcbc-4aa4-ab1d-b969f879a6a4
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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