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Definitions of associated technical terms

Technical termDefinition
System resilience System resilience is an ability of the system to withstand a major disruption within acceptable degradation parameters and to recover within an acceptable time. 
Watershed resilience/watershed health/health of the watershed system A watershed system's capacity to cope with disturbances while retaining essentially the same structure and function. 
Water resilience Reflecting alterations in long-term hydrological processes and the stability of river basins. 
Resilience of the annual river discharge Reflecting alterations in annual river discharge and the stability of river basins. 
Resilience of the seasonal runoff Reflecting alterations in seasonal river discharge and the stability of river basins. 
Technical termDefinition
System resilience System resilience is an ability of the system to withstand a major disruption within acceptable degradation parameters and to recover within an acceptable time. 
Watershed resilience/watershed health/health of the watershed system A watershed system's capacity to cope with disturbances while retaining essentially the same structure and function. 
Water resilience Reflecting alterations in long-term hydrological processes and the stability of river basins. 
Resilience of the annual river discharge Reflecting alterations in annual river discharge and the stability of river basins. 
Resilience of the seasonal runoff Reflecting alterations in seasonal river discharge and the stability of river basins. 
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