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Indicator Assessment Urban waste water treatment (CSI 024) - Assessment published Jan 2009
Wastewater treatment in all parts of Europe has improved during the last 15-20 years. The percentage of the population connected to wastewater treatment in the southern, south-eastern and eastern Europe has increased during last ten years, but is still relative low compared to the central and northern Europe.
Located in Data and maps Indicators Urban waste water treatment
Indicator Assessment Use of freshwater resources (CSI 018) - Assessment published Jan 2009
Over the last 10-15 years the Water Exploitation Index (WEI) decreased in 21 EEA countries (Fig.1), mainly in the  in the eastern countries, due to economic and institutional changes and some western countries, as a result of water saving and water efficiency measures. Total water abstraction decreased about 10 %, but nearly half of Europe's population still lives in water-stressed countries (approx. 266 million inhabitants).
Located in Data and maps Indicators Use of freshwater resources
Indicator Assessment Oxygen consuming substances in rivers (CSI 019) - Assessment published Dec 2010
Concentrations of BOD and total ammonium have decreased in European rivers in the period 1992 to 2009 (Fig. 1), mainly due to general improvement in wastewater treatment. See also WISE interactive maps:   Mean annual BOD in rivers and Mean annual Total Ammonium in rivers
Located in Data and maps Indicators Oxygen consuming substances in rivers
Figure European land cover in 2006, main land-cover categories of Europe
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Figure D source code Forecast of global water demand
A report by the 2030 Water Resource Group estimates the global demand for water in 2030 and compare it with projections of increasing water supply and reducing demand.
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Figure Perception of noise (all sources) as a problem in European cities compared to road noise (major source of environmental noise) levels reported in the urban agglomerations correlated to processes of centralisation (c), decentralisation (d) and no change (n
The left diagram shows a ranking from relatively less noise problems perceived down to cities with highly perceived noise problems (dataset 2). The right diagram shows in addition the reported noise data under the Environmental Noise Directive 2002/49/EC (dataset 1). The colour of the city names indicates if the population moves rather towards the centres or to the edge or develops similarly in the centre and the edge (dataset 3)
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File PGP keys State of the environment in Turkey
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Turkey
File Increasing global divergence in population trends — global megatrend 1
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
File D source code Living in an urban world — global megatrend 2
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Global megatrends SOER 2010 — assessment of global megatrends
Romania — launch of SOER 2010
Butterflies or business - Europe can have both! National launch of "The European environment – state and outlook"
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Launches and events
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