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The WISE map viewer has been updated for the World Water Day in March 2008 with thematic maps representing the reporting of data by EU Member States under the Water Framework Directive (article 8). The reporting was carried out in late 2007. It was calling for information on the national monitoring programmes and stations for both surface and ground water. Over time, these stations will be used for reporting environmental information under the Water Framework Directive, on State of the Environment as well as support requirements stemming from other Environmental legislation. The maps provide a European overview as well as individual information on each monitoring station based on interactive maps. The topics covered are:
• Ground water monitoring by River Basin District (general, quantitative and chemical)
• Surface water monitoring by River Basin District and by Country.

A second update of the map viewer happened late ay, including the annual state of the nvironment data (WISE SoE), as well as 2007 ata on bathing water (BWD) and data collected n urban waste water under the UWWTD in 2007. ll published maps can be accessed through the ISE map viewer under ttp://

Bathing water data is additionally available through an interactive WISE data viewer. Here users can choose a country or a region, download the data of their selection and make comparisons with previous years. The downloaded data can also be visualised in geospatial mapping programs such as Google Earth and Microsoft
Live maps.
This service is available from:

Contact information European Commission, DG Environment, Unit D2, Rue de la Loi, 200, B-1049 Brussels, Belgium - Editor - © European Commission, 2008 (email:
Phone: Fax: +32 2.2968825
News type Inbrief
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Source of information WISE
Keyword(s) EU-WFD
Geographical coverage EU
News date 16/07/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH