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Figure Change in total water abstraction in the period 1990-2005
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Policy Document C source code Council Directive 75/440/EEC
Council Directive 75/440/EEC of 16 June 1975 concerning the quality required of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water in the Member States
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Figure Groundwater overexploitation and saltwater intrusion in Europe
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Figure Groundwater overexploitation and saltwater intrusion in Europe
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Figure Groundwater overexploitation and saltwater intrusion in Europe
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Indicator Assessment Use of freshwater resources (CSI 018) - Assessment published Dec 2010
Over the last 10-17 years the Water Exploitation Index (WEI) decreased in 24 EEA countries (Fig.1), as a result of water saving and water efficiency measures. Total water abstraction decreased about 12 %, but one fifth  of Europe's population still lives in water-stressed countries (approx. 113 million inhabitants).
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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).
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Figure Water abstraction for energy cooling (million m3/year) in early 1990s and 2002-2007
Eastern : Bulgaria (1990;2007), Czech Republic (1990;2007), Estonia (1990;2002), Hungary (1992;2006), Poland (1990;2007), Romania (1991;2007), Western : Austria (1990;2002), Belgium (1994;2005), England & Wales (1990;2004), Finland (1990;2005), Germany (1991;2004), Netherlands (1990;2006), Sweden (1990;2007), Switzerland (1990;2006), Southern: France (1990;2006), Spain (1991;2006), Greece (1990;2007), Turkey: (1994;2006)
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Figure Water abstraction for irrigation (million m3/year) in early 1990s and 1998-2007
Eastern: Bulgaria (1990;2007), Czech Republic (1990;2007), Hungary (1992;2006), Latvia (1991;2007), Poland (1990;2007), Romania (1990;2006), Slovakia (1990;2007), Slovenia (1990;2007), Western: Austria (1990;2002), Belgium (1994;2007), Denmark (1990;2004), England & Wales (1990;2006), Finland (1994;2005), Germany (1995;2002), Netherlands (1995;2006), Norway (1995;2006), Sweden (1990;2007), Southern: France (1991;2006), Greece (1990;2007), Portugal (1990;1998), Spain (1991;2006), Turkey: (1995; 2007) Turkey is plotted on an individual column in this graph to depict the large increase in agricultural water use, and to avoid the projection of this trend/effect on the Southern countries trend.
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Figure Water abstraction for manufacturing industry (million m3/year) in early 1990s and 2002-2007
Water which the industry abstracts directly from surface or ground water, in addition to or as a replacement for the public water supply. This excludes water abstracted for cooling purposes only, as well as all power stations. Eastern: Bulgaria (1990;2007), Czech Republic (1990;2007), Hungary (1992;2006), Latvia (1991;2007), Poland (1990;2007), Romania (1990;2006), Slovakia (1990;2007), Slovenia (1990;2007) Western: Austria (1990;2002), Belgium (1994;2005), Denmark (1990;2004), England & Wales (1990;2006), Finland (1990;2005), Germany (1991;2004), Iceland (1992;2005), Netherlands (1990;2006), Sweden (1990;2007) Southern: France (1990;2006), Spain (1991;2006), Turkey: (1995;2004)
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