technical & biophysical


Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:04

A gabion (from Italian gabbione meaning "big cage"; from Italian gabbia and Latin cavea meaning "cage") is a cage, cylinder, or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering, road building, and military applications.

Infiltration Trenches

Submitted by h.williams on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:04

Shallow excavations filled with gravel or other material to create temporary storage and to enhance the natural capacity of the ground to infiltrate. Infiltration trenches would typically be used to intercept surface runoff drainage (e.g. drainage from roof or other impervious areas) or to convey water towards a detention pond.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

Biophysical parameter

Submitted by admin on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:04

A biophysical parameter is a measurable characteristic that can help in defining a particular system. It can cover individual substances, groups of substances or be defined by its measurement method like turbidity or the mesurement of oxygen consumption like BOD5 or COD. It is generally expressed by a value and its unit.


Submitted by y.pochon on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:04

The sloping side of any hollow in the ground, especially when bordering a river. (Source: CED)


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