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Indicator Assessment Bathing water quality
The quality of water at designated bathing waters in Europe (coastal and inland) has improved significantly since 1990. Compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality) in EU coastal bathing waters increased from just below 80 % in 1990 to 95.3 % in 2012. Compliance with guide values (or excellent quality) likewise rose from over 68 % to 81.2 % in 2012.  Compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality) in EU inland bathing waters increased from over 52 % in 1990 to 91% in 2012. Similarly, the rate of compliance with guide values (or excellent quality) moved from over 36 % in 1990 to 72 % in 2012.
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Highlight More than half of EU surface waters below ‘good’ ecological status
Water pollution and physical modifications are still affecting the ecology of many of Europe’s lakes, rivers, transitional water bodies and coastal waters. These problems are likely to prevent the water bodies reaching ‘good’ status by 2015, a target set by the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD).
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Data Visualization Nitrate concentrations in rivers between 1992 and 2011 in different sea regions of Europe.
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Data Visualization Phosphorus concentrations in rivers (orthophosphate) in different geographical regions of Europe.
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Data Visualization Phosphorus concentrations in rivers (orthophosphate) in different sea regions of Europe
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Data Visualization Lakes - total phosphorus
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Figure Migrating fishes — river fragmentation by obstacles for year 1700 and 2005, salmon adult, downstream to upstream
Migrating fishes — river fragmentation by obstacles for year 1700 and 2005, salmon adult, downstream to upstream
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Data Waterbase - Emissions to water
Emissions to water are an important element (describing the pressure) in assessment of the state of Europe’s environment (SoE). This database contains data on emissions of nutrients and hazardous substances to water, aggregated within River Basin Districts (RBDs), in the EEA member countries. The reporting process, endorsed by the Water Directors, and this publication of the data, enables all stakeholders to use the data and contributes to streamlining with other reporting processes.
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Data Visualization Nitrate concentrations in groundwater between 1992 and 2011 in different geographical regions of Europe.
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Data Visualization Nitrate concentrations in rivers between 1992 and 2011 in different geographical regions of Europe.
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