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)

Engineered ponds in peatlands that have been ditched to enhance forest production have the potential to retain water in the landscape and trap sediment without adversely affecting tree growth. Such measures have the potential to limit hydrograph... more
Pervious surfaces (either porous or permeable) like permeable paving designed to allow rainwater to infiltrate through the surface and into underlying layers (soils and aquifers), or broader use of permeable areas to promote greater infiltration. -... more
Phosphates from agriculture are an important contributor to phosphorus loading on water bodies. Phosphorus is considered to be a limiting factor in the process of eutrophication that can generally be regarded as the enrichment of surface waters by... more
Local concentrations of flow in the soil that may be due to the effects of macropores, local variations in hydraulic properties or fingering of a wetting front moving into the soil profile. May lead to rapid and deep infiltration of water bypassing... more
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