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Contains terms and definitions used in the reference book, the project and the structure of the Ontology.

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Data driven

Modelling paradigm that is inductive from data.

Decision support system (DSS)

A category of information systems which together with DST within hydroinformatics environments provides support to decision-making by an individual or a group of people.

Decision support toolkit (DST)

A combination of a knowledgebase with different kinds of models and a user-friendly interface which can provide safe and reliable information to users.


A serious disruption of the functioning of a community or society causing widespread consequences (including human, material, economic or environmental losses) that exceeds the ability of the affected community to cope using its own resources.

Disaster management

A suite of measures intended to strengthen mitigation of risks and reduce the consequences of disasters.


The flow rate at a point in time at a specific location resulting from a given storm condition.


The one that stays within the boundary of a discipline.


Pipeline, usually underground, designed to carry wastewater and/or surface water from a source to a sewer.


Any phenomenon and/or a factor that may cause a change to the state of the flood risk.

Dry weather flow

Rate of flow in a drain or sewer system in dry weather conditions.