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 maps the population per catchment area (number of people) and quantifies how many people are living in service demand area, how many are living in the area that is effectively protected and how many people are living in area where there is unmet demand. These data are available for 2006 and 2012.
- Download Flood Control Population 2006 2012 Provisional data
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- Geographical Coverage
- Iraq, Isle of Man, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Croatia, Hungary, United Kingdom, Georgia, Russia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Poland, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Malta, Åland Islands, Kosovo, Andorra, Albania, Belgium, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Belarus, France, Moldova, Monaco, Finland, Spain, Ukraine, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Vatican City, Guernsey, Algeria, Estonia, Faroes, Sweden, Italy, Tunisia, Serbia, Latvia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Syria, Morocco, Jersey, Turkey, San Marino
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)