- Glossary AlpES Terms
This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme
Surface water for drinking is the availability, demand and actual consumption of clean (surface) water for domestic use. Water availability holds information on the capacity of a specific ecosystem to supply water. Water abstraction on the other hand describes the ES demand and/or ES-flow for water.
There are numerous indicators for drinking water. As such a few examples are:
For the purposes of the AlpES Project, this ecosystem service is defined as “water for drinking with minor to no treatment”. The provision dynamics of the ES surface water for drinking with minor or no treatments in the Alps were assessed by means of the following supply, demand and flow indicators:
The AlpES Project quantifies and maps the ES of drinking water demand and supply for the Alpine Space. These maps, demonstrating the quantity and quality of drinking water will be located here.