This report provides for the first time a European overview of the role of forests in water retention, based on the Water Accounts Production Database developed at the EEA. The results represent 287 sub-basins hosting more than 65 000 catchments across Europe. The impact of forests on water retention is measured according to three parameters/characteristics: forest cover (measured in hectares), forest types (coniferous, broad-leaved, mixed), and the degree of management of the forests (‘protected’ versus unprotected/commercial forests). The estimation of the water-retention potential is derived from the relationships between input (rainfall) and output (water run-off into rivers and lakes) as affected by these three forest characteristics.
Auteurs du document :
Tekidou A., Kasperidus H. D., Baltas E.
Obtenir le document :
The European Environmental Agency (EEA)
Diffuseur des métadonnées :
Office International de l'Eau
Mots clés :
FORET, RESSOURCE EN EAU, RETENTION
Thème (issu du Text Mining) :
INFORMATION - INFORMATIQUE, MILIEU NATUREL, POLLUANTS