Articles | Volume 21, issue 5
Research article
05 May 2017
Research article |  | 05 May 2017

Flood risk reduction and flow buffering as ecosystem services – Part 2: Land use and rainfall intensity effects in Southeast Asia

Meine van Noordwijk, Lisa Tanika, and Betha Lusiana

Data sets

Peranan Lahan Berbasis Agroforestri Terhadap Neraca Air Di Das Bialo, Sulawesi Selatan L. Tanika, C. I. Wijaya, E. Dwiyanti and N. Khasanah

Short summary
Deforestation is commonly understood to increase and reforestation to reduce flood risk, but scientific evidence at the relevant landscape scale is scarce and contested. A measure of day-to-day flow persistence is defined here. It is proposed as simple performance indicator for watershed health that can respond to changes in climate and land cover quality, quantity and spatial pattern. Data for four watersheds show decrease or increase in flow persistence in degradation and restoration phases.