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Freshwater Abstraction and hydropower – Dataset for WISE Map Layer

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This dataset includes the data used for production of WISE map layers for annual freshwater abstraction, use for hydropower and cooling water as well as data on population per country or river basin district (RBD) used for the normalisation.

European data

Freshwater Abstraction and hydropower (2 tables, 10 queries)

This database includes the most recent available information regarding the total annual freshwater abstraction (excluding hydropower), abstraction for hydropower generation and cooling water across Europe. The information comes from various sources, such as reports from member states through the WISE-SoE process between 2009 and 2011, the responses from the OECD/ESTAT Joint Questionnaire on Inland Waters from 2001 to 2009 and reports under the WFD for the years 2004 to 2008. Data on the population per country and realistic estimated calculations on the population of the river basin districts (RBD) are included in the database, as well as various queries used to normalize data and filter out important information.

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TABLES

Water abstraction and hydropower data (wa_total_abstraction, 109 records)

Table contains most recent available information needed for the calculation of water abstraction, water use for hydropower and cooling water across Europe. The data come from various sources such as reports from member states through the WISE-SoE process between 2009 and 2011, the responses from the OECD/ESTAT Joint Questionnaire on Inland Waters from 2001 to 2009 and reports under the WFD for the years 2004 to 2008.

Field nameDefinition
Country The name of the country
Region_code The code of the region (Country, RBD or SU code)
Region The name of the region
Spatial_scale The spatial scale: “Country”, “RBD” or “SU”
Area The area in km2 (if known)
Year The year which the data refer to
DataSource The source where the data have been reported
Total_abstraction Total annual freshwater abstraction (in hm3), excluding freshwater abstraction for hydropower generation
Cooling_water Total annual volume of freshwater abstracted for cooling purposes in electricity production (in hm3). Cooling purposes refer to the use of water for absorption and removal of heat in the generation of electricity in power stations.
Hydropower Total annual volume of freshwater abstracted for hydropower generation(in hm3)
Abstraction_NoCooling Total annual freshwater abstraction excluding water abstracted for cooling purposes (in hm3)

Population data (population, 216 records)

Table contains the most recent available information on the population of countries and estimations on the population of RBDs.

Field nameDefinition
RegionCode The code of the region (Country or RBD code)
Population The number of inhabitants

 

QUERIES

qry_total_annual_abstraction_per_capita_RBD

This query calculates at the RBD level the total annual abstraction per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_total_annual_abstraction_per_capita_country

This query calculates at the country level the total annual abstraction per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstraction_cooling_water_per_capita_RBD

This query calculates at the RBD level the annual abstraction for cooling water per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstraction_cooling_water_per_capita_country

This query calculates at the country level the annual abstraction for cooling water per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstraction_hydropower_per_capita_RBD

This query calculates at the RBD level the annual abstraction for hydropower per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstraction_hydropower_per_capita_country

This query calculates at the country level the annual abstraction for hydropower per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstr_cooling_water_per_total_abstr_RBD

This query calculates at the RBD level the annual abstraction for cooling water per total abstraction

qry_annual_abstr_cooling_water_per_total_abstr_country

This query calculates at the country level the annual abstraction for cooling water per total abstraction

qry_total_annual_abstraction_nocooling_per_capita_RBD

This query calculates at the RBD level the total annual abstraction excluding cooling water per capita (in m3/cap)

qry_annual_abstraction_nocooling_per_capita_country

This query calculates at the country level the total annual abstraction excluding cooling water per capita (in m3/cap)

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