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 demand for flood control as an ecosystem service. This demand for flood control is defined as the area of economic assets located in flood plains. More specifically, demand accounts for the total spatial extent of economic assets that could be potentially affected by a 1 in 500 year flood, independently of whether they are protected by defense measures or natural capital.
The dataset expresses the total demand for flood control in ha and as a percentage of the catchment.
- Download Flood Control Demand 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)