Glossary(Beta version)


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Annual Recurrence Interval (ARI) - The average annual rate of occurrence of an event; it is equal to the 1/exceedance probability.

 

Annual daily peak flow - The largest daily flow recorded in a year (m3/s).

 

Average daily peak flows - Peak value of the daily discharge data, which are average values over 24 hours.

 

Arbitration - Process of resolving a dispute in which the parties present their cases to a neutral third party (an arbitrator), who then makes a decision for them within a clearly prescribed set of rules in order to resolve the conflict. If the parties are bound to accept the decision on the arbitrator, then this is referred to as binding arbitration.

 

Adjudication - Process of resolving a dispute in a court of law or by a similar entity with ultimate authority.

 

Adversarial approach - Approach to conflict in which parties view each other as an opponent to be defeated.

 

Arbitrator - A neutral person skilled in the use of dispute resolution that listens to the different sides of an issue and makes a decision for the parties.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) - General term for processes that resolve conflicts between parties by a means other than an adversarial or judicial process.

 

Agreement - A situation in which all parties have reached the same conclusion, accepted the same terms, and/or consented to a decision.It may also refer to the paper or document signed by all parties to demonstrate this situation.

 

B

Concerned Member Countries - mean either the Country of Origin or the Potentially Affected Country(ies) or both.

C

Concerned Member Countries - mean either the Country of Origin or the Potentially Affected Country(ies) or both. 

 

D

Concerned Member Countries - mean either the Country of Origin or the Potentially Affected Country(ies) or both. 

E

Emission ScenarioEmission Scenarios are the projected future concentration at atmospheric green house gasses or aerosols, specific with both changing spatial and temporal concentrations. They are typically derived from a separate analysis of likely economic and social development