Definitions of key terms and words used used by the CASCADE project and in this website.

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The capacity of the actors in a system to manage (improve or retain) resilience.

adaptive capacity

The ability of a social-ecological system to cope with novel situations without losing options for the future (Folke et al. 2002).

Agenda 2000

Reform of the CAP that became effective in 2000.

anthropogenic activities

Human actions.


A geological formation of water-bearing rock with sufficient porosity and permeability to yield economic supplies of groundwater.

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