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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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Legislation

Laws applied to a specific subject.

Low impact development (LID)

An approach to land development (or re-development) that works with nature to manage stormwater as close to its source as possible. LID employs principles such as preserving and recreating natural landscape features, minimizing effective imperviousness to create functional and appealing site drainage that treat stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product.