Glossary (trial version)
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- Declaration on Environment and Biodiversity
- also known as the “Rio Convention”, that was
held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992
- metabolic degradation of organic matter into simple organic
and anorganic compounds, with consequent liberation of energy
- Degraded peatland
- Peatland that has been affected by human activity or natural
phenomena to such an extent that functioning, products and
attributes are reduced along with the capacity to recover.
- Discharge hydrograph
- A graph or a table showing the flow rate as a function
of time at a given location in a stream.
- The removal of excess surface and subsurface water from
the land to enhance crop growth, including the removal of
soluble salts from the soil.
- Drainage base
- The water level at the outlet of a drained area.
- Drainage by gravity
- drainage in an area with variable outer water levels,
so that drainage can take place by gravity when outside
water levels are low.
- Drainage system
- (1) A natural system of streams and/or water bodies by
which an area is drained. (2) An artificial system of land
forming, surface and subsurface drains, related structures,
and pumps (if any), by which excess water is removed from
This glossary is based up on the published
glossary taken from the following publication:
Rieley, J. O. and S. E. Page, (2005), Wise
Use of Tropical Peatlands: Focus on Southeast Asia, ALTERRA
- Wageningen University and Research Centre and the EU INCO
- STRAPEAT and RESTORPEAT Partnerships, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
here to download a PDF copy of the publication - http://www.restorpeat.alterra.wur.nl/download/WUG.pdf
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