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Figure Bathing water quality in the European Union in the period 2010-2013
Bathing water quality in the European Union in the 2010, 2011 and 2013 bathing seasons.
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Daviz Visualization Percentage of European inland bathing waters complying with mandatory value (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality) by sea region.
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Daviz Visualization Percentage of European inland bathing waters complying with mandatory value (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality).
Located in Data and maps Data visualisation
Daviz Visualization Percentage of European coastal bathing waters complying with mandatory value (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality) by sea region.
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Figure Inland bathing water quality in the European Union, 1990-2012
The figure shows the bathing water quality in different European countries over time: 1990, 7 EU Member States; 1991 to 1994, 12 EU Member States; 1995-96, 14 EU Member States; 1997 to 2003, 15 EU Member States; 2004, 21 EU Member States; 2005-06, 25 EU Member States; 2007 to 2012, 27 EU Member States. No inland bathing waters are reported from three Member States (Cyprus, Malta and Romania). The quality classes under the New Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) are jointed with compliance categories under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC).
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National or regional pages
National or regional websites for bathing water quality
Located in Environmental topics State of bathing water State of bathing water
Publication European bathing water quality in 2013
For many Europeans, summer holidays revolve around bathing water — whether it is snorkelling in turquoise seas, swimming in a lake or surfing. So it is natural that people have a keen interest in the quality of the bathing waters at this time of year. The report assesses bathing water quality in 2013 in all EU Member States plus Albania and Switzerland, indicating where the best quality bathing is likely to be found this year.
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Press Release Troff document Water quality excellent at most of Europe's bathing sites
The water at Europe's beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, with 95 % of these sites meeting minimum requirements. Coastal sites performed slightly better than inland bathing waters, the data shows.
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File Troff document United Kingdom 2013 bathing water report
Located in Environmental topics State of bathing water Country reports 2013 bathing season
File D source code Switzerland 2013 bathing water report
Located in Environmental topics State of bathing water Country reports 2013 bathing season
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