Land use conversion

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It is widely believed that forest soils can function as pollution filters. Afforestation is practiced in rural areas around many large cities as a means of improving the quality of the drinking water supply aquifer by filtering out pollutants. Afforestation may also reduce peak flows and help to maintain base flows. Such afforestation should reduce sediment loadings and may have other benefits including improved biodiversity and recreational value.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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Last updated: 02 Jun 2016 | Top