Glossary

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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)

Large pores in the soil that may form important pathways for infiltration and redistribution of water bypassing the soil matrix as a preferential flow. May result from soil cracking and ped formation, root channels and animal burrows. May be... more
From the perspective of Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM), maintenance is the set of actions or processes that are performed to keep an already existing natural process functioning in the best possible manner. Maintenance can include physical... more
MAR is the purposeful recharge of water to aquifers for subsequent recovery and environmental benefit. Within the context of urban environment, MAR covers the injection and infiltration of captured stormwater ヨ as such, it is linked to SuDS measures... more
Meadows are areas or fields whose main vegetation is grass, or other non-woody plants, used for mowing and haying.ᅠ Pastures are grassed or wooded areas, moorland or heathland, generally used for grazing. Due to their rooted soils and their... more
A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of an area of soil. Its purpose is any or all of the following:·       to conserve moisture·       to improve the fertility and health... more
Factor of proportionality that shows how much spending in a NWRM may induce direct or indirect changes in macroeconomic variables, such as income, employment, investment, etc. It is another way of referring to wider economic impacts of NWRM.
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