Glossary

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Working on NWRM requires understanding of a broad range of key concepts. This page gathers definitions for a set of key concepts used when addressing NWRM. It sets a shared ontology, with interlinkages between concepts. Semantic annotations have been developed and the associated ontology represented thanks to a relation graph.

Semantic Annotation helps to bridge the ambiguity of the natural language when expressing notions and their computational representation in a formal language. By telling a computer how data items are related and how these relations can be evaluated automatically, it becomes possible to process complex filter and search operations. (source: http://www.ontotext.com)

'Hard-edged' conveyance channels to move water between components in a SuDS 'train'.ᅠ Typically narrower than swales, but may also include vegetated aspects. - Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the... more
Coarse woody debris is a key stream habitat feature used by fish and other organisms. Coarse woody debris can also help to lower flow velocity in streams. - Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European... more
Continuous cover forestry (CCF) is a broad term encompassing a wide variety of forest management practices. One key feature of is that biomass removal is based either on small clearcuts or selective harvesting. Smaller clearcuts may create less... more
Controlled traffic farming is a system which confines all machinery loads to the least possible area of permanent traffic lanes. Current farming systems allow machines to run at random over the land, compacting around 75% of the area within one... more
A framework of analysis based on economic rationality (within a number of constraints one will always try to make that decision that increases her individual welfare) and founded on welfare economics. CBA compares costs and benefits of different... more
Analytical tool or appraisal technique that assesses the costs of alternative ways of producing the same output or alike. It ranks alternative measures on the basis of their costs and effectiveness, where the most cost-effective measure gets the... more
Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons. It gives various benefits to the soil. A traditional element of crop rotation is the replenishment of nitrogen through... more
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