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GEMET

The keyword system used is based on GEMET (GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus) - a thesaurus system developed for the European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources and the European Environment Agency. It contains over 5,000 keywords, organised in a hierarchical structure under 40 themes.

For this EIS, some additional keywords have been added to the GEMET to cater for some Namibian and southern African concepts that were not adequately covered.

For more information on GEMET go to the EIONET website.

Keyword system used in the EIS

Keywords within theme: Water

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acid deposition

activated sludge

adsorption

aeration

aerobic condition

aerobic treatment

agricultural effluent

air-water interaction

algal bloom

ammonia

ammonification

anaerobic condition

anaerobic treatment

AOX value

aquaculture

aquatic animal

aquatic ecosystem

aquatic environment

aquatic organism

aquatic plant

aqueduct

aquifer

artificial lake

bank (land)

bathing freshwater

bathing seawater

bathing water

benthic division

benthos

bilge oil

bilge water

biochemical oxygen demand

biological monitoring

biological treatment

biological wastewater treatment

bioreactor

bleaching process

boating

brackish water

brook

built drainage system

calcium content

canal

canal lock

catchment

catchment area

channelling

chemical oxygen demand

chemical treatment

chlorination

clearing sludge

coast protection

coastal area

coastal ecosystem

coastal environment

coastal pollution

coastal water

coastal zone planning

collective wastewater treatment

colloid

combined sewer system

combined waste water

cooling tower

cooling water

coral reef

coral reef lagoon

creek

cruising

dam

de-inking

decantation

deep sea

deep sea deposit

deep sea mining

deep-sea disposal

delta

demesnial water

denitrification

deposition

desalination

desalination plant

dialysis

diffusion

digested sludge

digester

digestion (sewage)

direct discharger

discharge regime

disinfection

disposal of warfare materials

dissolved organic carbon

dissolved oxygen

distillation

ditch

domestic appliance

domestic waste water

drainage

drainage system

drainage water

draining

dredging

drinking water

drinking water protection area

drinking water supply

drinking water treatment

dyke

dyke reinforcement

EC directive on water protection

effluent

emission control

emission forecast

emission reduction

emission to water

environmental impact of aquaculture

environmental impact of fishing

environmental quality

environmental quality criterion

estuarine conservation area

estuary

estuary pollution

eutrophication

evaporation

exploitation of underground water

faecal bacterium

fen

filtration

fish kill

fishing preserve

flocculation

flood

flood control

flood protection

flood runoff

flooding

flotation

flow

flow field

flowing water

fluidics

fluvial resource

fouling growth

fountain

freshwater

freshwater biology

freshwater conservation

freshwater degradation

freshwater ecosystem

freshwater monitoring

freshwater organism

freshwater pollution

freshwater resource

green tide

groundwater

groundwater endangering

groundwater extraction

groundwater pollution

groundwater protection

groundwater quality

gulf

harbour

heavy metal load

high tide water

hot water

hydraulic construction

hydraulic engineering

hydraulics

hydrobiology

hydroelectric energy

hydroelectric power plant

hydrographic basin

hydrographic network

hydrography

hydrologic balance

hydrologic cycle

hydrologic disaster

hydrologic flow

hydrology

hydrometry

hydrosphere

ice

ice pack

iceberg

IMCO code

immission control law

indirect discharger

individual wastewater treatment

industrial effluent

industrial property right

industrial waste water

infiltration

inflow

inland navigation

inland water

inland waterways transport

intertidal zone

ion exchange

ion exchanger

irrigation

irrigation canal

irrigation farming

lagoon

lagooning

lake

lake basin

lake pollution

land disposal

land-based marine pollution

landfill base sealing

landfill leachate

laundering

leaching

limnology

littoral

living marine resource

load bearing capacity

low flow

marina

marine biology

marine conservation area

marine ecology

marine ecosystem

marine engineering

marine fauna

marine mammal

marine monitoring

marine organism

marine park

marine pollution

marine reserve

maritime law

maritime navigation

maritime transport

mass transport (physics)

merchant shipping

microfiltration

mineral water

mud flat

municipal water distribution system

municipal water management

mutated micro-organisms release

national fishing reserve

natural drainage system

navigation

navigational hazard

neutralisation

nitrate

nitrification

non-demesnial water

nutrient content

nutrient removal

ocean

ocean circulation

ocean current

ocean dumping

ocean exploitation

ocean outfall

ocean temperature

ocean-air interface

oceanography

offshore mining

oil binding agent

oil boom

oil disaster

oil pollution

oil pollution abatement

oil recovery vessel

oil slick

oil spill

oil tanker

old landfill site

on-site wastewater treatment

open sea

organic carbon

organic matter

overburden

overfertilisation

overflow (outlet)

overturn (limnology)

oxygen content

oxygen deficiency

ozonisation

percolating water

permeability

phosphate

phosphate removal

phosphate substitute

physical treatment

physicochemical purification

physicochemical treatment

phytoplankton

pipe

plankton

pollution indicator

pollution load

pond

pool

post-treatment

precipitation (chemical)

primary treatment

process water

progress line

protected marine zone

public bath

public emergency limit

public maritime domain

public waterways domain

pump

pumping

purification facility

purification plant

purification through the soil

purifying power

racking

rain water sewer system

raw water

red tide

reef

renaturation

reservoir

residual amount of water

residual waste sludge

residue analysis

restoration of water

retaining reservoir

retarding basin

reverse osmosis

rinsing

riparian zone

rising sea level

river

river bed

river channelling

river disposal

river management

river pollution

river transport

river water

runoff

rural water supply

salt content

salt load

salt marsh

salt water

sand flat

saprobe

saprobic index

sea

sea bed

sea bed exploitation

sea circulation

sea grass bed

sea level

sea level rise

sea outfall

sea resource

sea water

sea water desalination

sea water protection

sea wave

seal (technical)

sealing

seashore

seaside resort

secondary treatment

sediment

sediment mobilisation

sediment transport

sedimentation (industrial process)

sedimentation basin

seepage water

seismic sea wave

self-purification

separate sewer system

separator

septic tank

settling tank

sewage

sewage disposal

sewage farm

sewage sludge

sewage spreading prohibition

sewage treatment system

sewerage system

ship garbage

ship waste disposal

shipbuilding

shipping accident

silt

silting up

sinking of waste

sludge

sludge digestion

sludge settling pond

sludge stabilisation

sludge treatment

sluice

sluice-gate

small-scale inducer

softening

soil leaching

solid particle

sorption

spillage

spring (hydrology, land)

spring water

stabilisation lagoon

storage dam

storm water basin

stratification

subsoil drainage

substitution of phosphate

sudden load

sulphur concentration

surface runoff

surface water

surface water management

suspended matter

swell

tailings pond

tanker (ship)

tertiary treatment

thermal pollution

thermal sea power

thermal water

thickening

tidal power

tidal power station

tidal water

tide

total organic carbon

total parameter

traffic on water

transboundary pollution

transport (physics)

transportation by pipeline

trophic level

turbidity

tween-deck tanker

twin-hull craft

ultrafiltration

underwater outlet

urban wastewater

urban water

used water

utilisation of pesticides

Wadden Sea

waste assimilation capacity

waste heat

waste heat charge

waste heat utilisation

waste treatment effluent

waste water

waste water charge

waste water discharge

waste water disposal

waste water legislation

waste water load

waste water pollution

waste water purification

waste water quality

waste water reduction

waste water sludge

waste water statistics

waste water treatment

waste water treatment plant

wastewater from trade

water (geographic)

water (substance)

water aeration

water analysis

water body

water bottom

water catchment protection

water collection

water conservation

water consumption

water corrosivity

water cost

water damage

water demand

water demineralisation

water desalination

water distribution system

water endangering

water extraction

water for agricultural use

water for consumption

water hardness

water infiltration into the ground

water level

water management

water mill

water monitoring

water pollutant

water pollution

water pollution prevention

water power

water pricing

water protection

water protection area

water protection directive

water protection legislation

water purification

water purification plant

water quality

water quality directive

water quality improvement

water quality management

water quantity management

water regeneration

water regulatory authority

water reservoir

water resource

water resources conservation

water resources development

water resources legislation

water resources management

water reuse

water salination

water salinity

water saving

water science

water seepage

water statistics

water supply

water table

water table protection

water taste

water transportation

water treatment

water utilisation

water weed cutting

water well

watercourse

waterfall

waterlogged land

watershed

watershed management

waterside development

waterway

waterworks

wave energy

well