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Soil erosion


The detachment and movement of soil from the land surface by wind and water in conditions influenced by human activities. In (Bergsma, E., Charman, P., Gibbons, F., Humi, H., Moldenhauer, W.C., and S. [..]
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watersheds


Tributary subbasins or basins more limited in size (typically from tens of square kilometers to 1,000 square kilometers) are often called watersheds (in American English), while catchment is frequentl [..]
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Wetland function – processes among and within the various biological


Areas of marsh, fen , peatland or water, water natural or artificial, permanent or temporary, with water that is static or flowing, fresh, brackish or salt, including areas of marine waters, the depth [..]
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Well-being


A context- and situation-dependent state, comprising basic material for a good life, freedom and choice, health, good social relations, and security. (Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. 2005. Ecosystems [..]
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Watershed management


Use, regulation and treatment of water and land resources of a watershed to accomplish stated objectives. (Bergsma, E., Charman, P., Gibbons, F., Humi, H., Moldenhauer, W.C., and S. Panichapong. 1996. [..]
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Watershed or River basin management


Planned used of watersheds (river basins) in accordance with predetermined objectives.
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Watershed


The area which supplies water by surface and subsurface flow from precipitation to a given point in the drainage system. In (Bergsma, E., Charman,  P., Gibbons, F., Humi, H., Moldenhauer, W.C., and S [..]
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Water borne diseases


Disease that arises from infected water and is transmitted when the water is used for drinking or cooking ( for example cholera or typhoid). It is to be distinguished from water related and water base [..]
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Water withdrawals for human use


it includes withdrawals for municipal use, industrial use and agricultural use.
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Water user association


Association of water users combining both governance and management functions (they are not the owners of the infrastructure).
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