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Reference Waterbase - Groundwater

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Reference Waterbase is the EEA's database on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes and groundwater bodies

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Reference WATERBASE - Groundwater: bodies pressures characteristic data

The Pressure table contains proxy pressure data within the area of the EUROWATERNET groundwater bodies. Each body has been assigned a unique WATERBASE identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the Pressure data with their respective Bodies and Quality data.

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LanduseArableLand LanduseArableLand Arable land use as % of the upstream catchment area of the river or lake monitoring station or within the area of the groundwater body float(8) 0
AnnualPrecipitation AnnualPrecipitation Long term average annual precipitation of the upstream catchment area of the station or over the groundwater body in mm/year float(8) 0
CountryCode CountryCode ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements nvarchar(2) 0
WaterbaseID WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring stations for rivers or lakes or the groundwater bodies nvarchar(20) -1
Reference WATERBASE - Groundwater: bodies characteristic data

The Bodies table contains data on the EUROWATERNET groundwater bodies physical characteristics. Each body has been assigned a unique WATERBASE identifier (WaterbaseID) which can be used to link the groundwater bodies with their respective Quality and Pressure data.

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GwBodyThickness GwBodyThickness Approximate thickness of the groundwater body in m float(8) 0
GwDepthTo GwDepthTo Depth to groundwater from the land surface to the top of the groundwater body in m float(8) 0
GwBodyArea GwBodyArea Groundwater body area in km2 float(8) 0
GwHorizon GwHorizon Groundwater horizon in which the groundwater body is situated: 1 = top horizon etc int(4) 0
WaterBodyType WaterBodyType R = River, L = Lake, GW = Groundwater nvarchar(2) 0
WaterbaseName WaterbaseName Name of the river station, lake or groundwater body nvarchar(200) 0
AquiferType AquiferType Porous media, fractured media, karst nvarchar(20) 0
CountryCode CountryCode ISO 3166-alpha-2 code elements nvarchar(2) 0
Country Country Official short name in English nvarchar(100) 0
WaterbaseID WaterbaseID Internally produced, unique identifier used to represent the monitoring stations for rivers or lakes or the groundwater bodies nvarchar(20) -1

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The data contained in this database can be accessed through a series of web pages which form part of the EEA Data Service's public web site. Pre-defined applications have been designed to assist the user to extract and analyse the data in a format that is both helpful and meaningful. Reference Waterbase contains timely, reliable and policy-relevant data collected from EEA member countries through the Eurowaternet (EWN) process. EWN selects validated, mostly aggregated, monitoring data from national databases and adds information on the physical characteristics of the water bodies being monitored and on the pressures potentially affecting water quality. Although many countries make their highly aggregated data available over the Internet, the level and form of aggregation often varies from country to country making detailed quantitative comparisons difficult. The added value of Reference Waterbase is that data collected through the EWN process are from statistically stratified monitoring stations and groundwater bodies and are comparable at European level. These data are primarily used in the production of the EEA's indicator-based factsheets. Data disclaimer: The data in Reference Waterbase are sub-samples of national data assembled for the purpose of providing comparable indicators of pressures, state and impact of waters on a Europe-wide scale and the data sets are not intended for assessing compliance with any European Directive or any other legal instrument. Information on the national and sub-national scales should be sought from other sources.

 

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