Contains terms and definitions used in the reference book, the project and the structure of the Ontology.
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Effect of an event on the system.
Impermeable surface (impervious)
Surface that resists the infiltration of water. Usually a measure of roof and road surfaces in simulation modelling.
Accepted or derived parameter which can be measured directly or determined from separate measurements, and which indicates trends in a particular referent.
The unintended ingress of ground water into a drainage system (also termed parasitary flow in some countries).
"Flow which enters the sewer; this can be generated by rainfall or an industrial discharge or other particular connection."
That which resolves uncertainty, or explicatory meaning of data
Initial (or starting) values for a system under consideration.
Integrated urban flood risk management
Coordination and integration (or a sum/collection) of tools, approaches, methods and resources into the practices for the purpose of maximising benefits (or minimising flood risk) and minimising costs.
The one that uses the epistemologies/methods of one discipline within another.
The covering of a land surface by water from a drainage system whose capacity is insufficient to convey the flow.