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Vocabulary Term Details

Flood control

Definition (http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept?cp=3300&langcode=en&ns=1)

Measures taken to prevent or reduce harm caused by an unusual accumulation of water above the ground, often involving the construction of reservoirs and channeling structures. (GEMET)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Water management
N/ACatchment Flood Management Plans
Coastal management
Disaster preparedness
Embankments
Flood defence committees
Flood defence structures
Flood forecasting
Flood management policies
Flood Management Strategy
Flood risk management
Flooding
Floodplains
Hydraulic structures

This term is used for the following terms: 
Flood defence
Flood protection

Approved Date
06-Nov-2013

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