watershed basin

German translation: Wassereinzugsgebiet

English term or phrase:watershed basin
German translation:Wassereinzugsgebiet
Entered by: SusanMajaura

13:07 Mar 28, 2018
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology
English term or phrase: watershed basin
Proposes for due consideration to introduce the following two simple indicators:
- a 2 % premium to animal breeders after each 0,1 animal unit / hectare registered in the Integrated Identification and Registration System for Animals which would be called "environmental economic animal breeder premium";
This would incentivise farmers to breed animals on their land which would re-balance European agriculture;
- a 20 % premium per farm to those farmers producing on small watershed basins having a nitrate output result - in groundwater ans surface-water - measured by the relevant authorities on pre-defined points on the given basin below the threshold limit which would be called "environmental economic nitrate premium";
This latter would incentivise farmers pursuing a reasonable nutrient management determined by the results of soil analysis in order to use the optimal quantity of nitrogen;
Übersetzungsvorschlag: Wassereinzugsgebiet, Niederschlagsgebiet
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Übersetzungsvorschlag: Wassereinzugsgebiet, Niederschlagsgebiet

Example sentence(s):
  • Ein Wassereinzugsgebiet ist das höher gelegene Gebiet, das einen Durchfluss – normalerweise Wasser – in Form einer konzentrierten Drainage zu einem gemeinsamen Abfluss beiträgt.

    Reference: http://https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einzugsgebiet
Nathalie Bullen
Local time: 09:35
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Reference: Wassereinzugsgebiet

Reference information:
omain Natural resources, Earth sciences, Physical environment
Domain note water resources
surface water
Definition area drained by a stream or other body of water

Note The limits of a given catchment area are the heights of land—often called drainage divides, or watersheds—separating it from neighboring drainage systems. The amount of water reaching the river, reservoir, or lake from its catchment area depends on the size of the area, the amount of precipitation, and the loss through evaporation (determined by temperature, winds, and other factors and varying with the season) and through absorption by the earth or by vegetation; absorption is greater when the soil or rock is permeable than when it is impermeable. A permeable layer over an impermeable layer may act as a natural reservoir, supplying the river or lake in very dry seasons. The catchment area is one of the primary considerations in the planning of a reservoir for water-supply purposes.

Term catchment
Reliability 3 (Reliable)
Term Ref. Sydney Water. Catchments, www.sydneywater.com.a... [6.2.2015]
Context A catchment is an area of land, usually surrounded by mountains or hills, where all water that falls, flows to a common point.
When rain falls on the ground in a catchment, it flows by gravity to the ocean or a lake. If the water flows on top of the ground it is called run-off. If it soaks into the ground it is called groundwater. Runoff and groundwater flow into waterways like creeks, rivers, lakes, lagoons and wetlands. This water eventually flows into the ocean.
Within catchments, dams are built on rivers to store water and give us a more permanent water supply.

Term watershed
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Term Ref. EPA, "What is a watershed?" water.epa.gov/type/wa... [21.8.2015]
Context '2010, almost 3.6 billion people, out of a global population of around 6.9 billion, were living in watersheds with less than 1700 m3 per capita per year[...], and almost 2.4 billion were living in watersheds with less than 1000 m3 per capita per year (chronic water shortage). Approximately 800 million people were living in watersheds with less than 500 m3 per capita per year (extreme water shortage).'
Regional Usage American English

Term drainage area
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Term catchment area
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Term Ref. "catchment area". The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press, www.infoplease.com/en... [6.2.2015] ; Water quality : vocabulary. Part 3 = Qualité de l'eau : vocabulaire. Partie 3 = Wasserbeschaffenheit : Begriffe. Teil 3. -- International Organization for Standardization. [Geneva] : ISO, 1985. TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank.
Language Usage In British usage the term refers to the total area from which a single river collects surface runoff. In the USA the term watershed is used in this context, and the term catchment area is reserved to describe both the intake area and all areas which contribute surface water to the intake area of an aquifer .
Term catchment basin
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Term drainage bassin
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Term water catchment
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Definition Fläche, unter der das Grundwasser gebildet wird und dem Brunnen oder der Quelle zufließt. Als Wassereinzugsgebiet wird aber auch das Gebiet bezeichnet, das von einem fließenden Gewässer entwässert wird

Term Einzugsgebiet
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Term Ref. Richtlinie 2000/60/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 23. Oktober 2000 zur Schaffung eines Ordnungsrahmens für Maßnahmen der Gemeinschaft im Bereich der Wasserpolitik, Anhang II, Ziffer 2.1, …
Term Niederschlagsgebiet
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Term Wassereinzugsgebiet
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Term Ref. Richtlinie Grundwasserschutz gegen Verschmutzung durch gefährliche Stoffe vom 17.12.1979, AB 26.1.1980 (L 20) …
Term Gewässereinzugsgebiet
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Term hydrographisches Einzugsgebiet
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Johannes Gleim
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