Glossary

Terms and definitions beginning with the letter "E":

Ecosystem
A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit
Effluent
In issues of water quality, refers to liquid waste (treated or untreated) discharged to the environment from sources such as industrial process and sewage treatment plants
Environmental goods and services
Refers to actions and products derived from human activity rather than benefits obtained directly from the natural environment
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
An analytical process or procedure that systematically examines the possible environmental consequences of the implementation of a given activity (project)
Eutrophication
Increased inputs of nutrients (e.g. nitrogen and phosphorus) from agricultural runoff and also human and industrial waste into water bodies leading to excessive plant (principally algae) growth and decay
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