66 resultaten gevonden voor 'water availability'

fossil water

groundwater (3.1.5)

that has a negligible rate of natural recharge on the human time-scale

water scarcity

extent to which demand for water compares to the replenishment of water in an area, e.g. a drainage basin (3.10.23), without taking into account the water quality (3.10.10)

source water

wastewater (3.80)

that is treated in order to generate or supply reclaimed water (3.63)

water body

entity of water with definite hydrological, hydrogeomorphological, physical, chemical and biological characteristics in a given geographical area

water withdrawal

anthropogenic removal of water from any water body (3.5.30) or from any drainage basin (3.5.31), either permanently or temporarily

water body

entity of water with definite hydrological, hydrogeomorphological, physical, chemical and biological characteristics in a given geographical area

water quality

physical (e.g. thermal), chemical and biological characteristics of water with respect to its suitability for an intended use by humans or ecosystems

water scarcity

extent to which demand for water compares to the replenishment of water in an area, e.g. a drainage basin (3.1.8), without taking into account the water quality (3.2.4)

water use

use of water by human activity

fossil water

groundwater (3.10.19)

that has a negligible rate of natural recharge on the human timescale