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News Water quality and wastewater treatment: WISE interactive maps updated

A series of maps on water quality, updated with the latest information reported by countries, has been published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The maps display water quality parameters in various receiving waters across Europe, alongside information on urban wastewater treatment and receiving areas sensitive to eutrophication.

The updated maps are useful for water professionals who require a European overview of water issues, or anyone with an interest in the environmental issues affecting their local river, lake or sea.

The new design is more compact and user friendly, easily switching between different pollutants for a given area. Four data viewers have been updated:

 

As part of the package, there is also an updated and improved Geographic Information System (GIS) reference layer for river basin districts reporting under the Water Framework Directive. This can be downloaded by other organisations working in this area.

The maps are based on data reported by the EU Member States and EEA member countries. Since this latest update, all interactive maps in the Water Information System for Europe (WISE) have now been updated to the improved format.

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News type Inbrief
File link http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/water-quality-and-wastewater-treatment?&utm_campaign=water-quality-and-wastewater-treatment&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EEASubscriptions
Source of information EEA
Keyword(s) wastewater treatment, EU-WFD
Subject(s) ANALYSIS AND TESTS , CHARACTERISTICAL PARAMETERS OF WATERS AND SLUDGES , DRINKING WATER , DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , INFORMATION - COMPUTER SCIENCES , METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , PREVENTION AND NUISANCES POLLUTION , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES , SLUDGES , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.semide.net/topics/watmon
Geographical coverage EU
News date 25/07/2011
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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