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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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Activity to fulfil a certain goal.


A system of knowledge, skills, expertise, and organisation used to produce and utilise goods and services that are needed to minimise flood risk and satisfy social demands.

Total cost

Aggregate cost of a scheme over its design life, being the sum of the construction, operating and maintenance costs, all calculated at the same time base.


The one that transcends the boundaries of scientific disciplines by bringing together humanities, science and technology.