Waterbase - Water Quality

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Prod-ID: DAT-163-en
Created 10 Oct 2016 Published 13 Oct 2016 Last modified 23 Nov 2016, 01:09 PM
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Waterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, on the quantity of Europe's water resources, and on the emissions to surface waters from point and diffuse sources of pollution.

European data

Waterbase - Water Quality (5 tables)

The dataset contains time series of nutrients, organic matter, hazardous substances and other chemicals in rivers, lakes and groundwater, as well as data on biological quality elements (BQEs) such as phytobenthos and macroinvertebrates in rivers and lakes. The data has been compiled and processed by ETC-ICM and EEA. Please refer to the metadata for additional information.

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Sample data by monitoring site (WISE4_DisaggregatedData, 22699536 records)

Raw disaggregated water quality data on the observed values (e.g. concentrations) of determinands in rivers, lakes and groundwater as reported by EEA Member Countries on an annual basis.

FieldNameDefinitionDataType
UID Unique identifier of the record in the EEA WISE SOE database. int
versionId Reported data: url to the data source; Derived data: url to a summary information describing the origin of the data. nvarchar (255)
beginLifeSpanVersion Reported data: the delivery date of the source data to the Reportnet. Derived data: the entry date to the EEA WISE SOE database. datetime
monitoringSiteIdentifier Unique international identifier of the monitoring site in which the data were obtained. nvarchar (42)
monitoringSiteIdentifierScheme Specification of whether the monitoring site is a WFD monitoring site ('euMonitoringSiteCode') or not ('eionetMonitoringSiteCode'). nvarchar (255)
parameterWaterBodyCategory Water body category code, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
observedPropertyDeterminandCode Unique code of the determinand monitored, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedFraction Specification of which fraction of the sample was analysed. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedMedia Type of media monitored. nvarchar (255)
resultUom Unit of measure for the reported values. nvarchar (255)
phenomenonTimeSamplingDate Date in which the sample was taken. datetime
resultObservedValue Observed value (e.g. concentration) of the determinand in the sample. float
resultQualityObservedValueBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the sample value was below the analytical limit of quantification (LOQ). smallint
procedureLOQValue The smallest concentration that can be distinguished from the analytical blank at a chosen level of statistical confidence (usually 95%). float
procedureAnalyticalMethod CEN/ISO code of the analytical method. nvarchar (255)
parameterSampleDepth Depth at which sample was taken in meter below water surface. float
resultObservationStatus Status of the observed value in terms of its availability, relevancy, correctness or specifics of its source category. nvarchar (255)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar (max)
waterbaseObservationStatus Status flag of the observation. The most common are 'A' - Normal value, 'V' - Unvalidated value, 'U' - Low reliability nvarchar (100)
waterbaseRemarks Explanation of the 'U' status, if indicated in the waterbaseObservationStatus field, and any additional information entered during the data processing. nvarchar (max)

Annual statistics data by monitoring site (WISE4_AggregatedData, 8742960 records)

Annual mean values and other statistics of determinands on water quality, by monitoring site.

FieldNameDefinitionDataType
UID Unique identifier of the record in the EEA WISE SOE database. int
versionId Reported data: url to the data source; Derived data: url to a summary information describing the origin of the data. nvarchar (255)
beginLifeSpanVersion Reported data: the delivery date of the source data to the Reportnet. Derived data: the entry date to the EEA WISE SOE database. datetime
monitoringSiteIdentifier Unique international identifier of the monitoring site in which the data were obtained. nvarchar (42)
monitoringSiteIdentifierScheme Specification of whether the monitoring site is a WFD monitoring site ('euMonitoringSiteCode') or not ('eionetMonitoringSiteCode'). nvarchar (255)
parameterWaterBodyCategory Water body category code, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
observedPropertyDeterminandCode Unique code of the determinand monitored, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedFraction Specification of which fraction of the sample was analysed. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedMedia Type of media monitored. nvarchar (255)
resultUom Unit of measure for the reported values. nvarchar (255)
phenomenonTimeReferenceYear Year during which the data were sampled. int
parameterSamplingPeriod The period of the year during which the data used for the aggregation were sampled. nvarchar (22)
procedureLOQValue The smallest concentration that can be distinguished from the analytical blank at a chosen level of statistical confidence (usually 95%). float
resultNumberOfSamples Number of sample values included in the aggregated data. int
resultQualityNumberOfSamplesBelowLOQ Number of sample values below LOQ included in the aggregated data. int
resultQualityMinimumBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the minimum sample value used for the aggregation was below the analytical limit of quantification (LOQ). smallint
resultMinimumValue Minimum sample value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMeanBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the mean value is below the highest LOQ. smallint
resultMeanValue Mean value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMaximumBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the maximum sample value used for the aggregation was below the analytical limit of quantification (LOQ). smallint
resultMaximumValue Maximum sample value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMedianBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the median value is below the highest LOQ. smallint
resultMedianValue Median value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultStandardDeviationValue Standard deviation value of the data used for aggregation. float
procedureAnalyticalMethod CEN/ISO code of the analytical method. nvarchar (255)
parameterSampleDepth Depth at which sample was taken in meter below water surface. float
resultObservationStatus Status of the observed value in terms of its availability, relevancy, correctness or specifics of its source category. nvarchar (255)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar (max)
waterbaseObservationStatus Status flag of the observation. The most common are 'A' - Normal value, 'V' - Unvalidated value, 'U' - Low reliability nvarchar (100)
waterbaseRemarks Explanation of the 'U' status, if indicated in the waterbaseObservationStatus field, and any additional information entered during the data processing. nvarchar (max)

Annual statistics data by water body (WISE4_AggregatedDataByWaterBody, 19789 records)

Annual mean values and other statistics of determinands on water quality, by water body.

FieldNameDefinitionDataType
UID Unique identifier of the record in the EEA WISE SOE database. int
versionId Reported data: url to the data source; Derived data: url to a summary information describing the origin of the data. nvarchar (255)
beginLifeSpanVersion Reported data: the delivery date of the source data to the Reportnet. Derived data: the entry date to the EEA WISE SOE database. datetime
waterBodyIdentifier Unique international identifier of the water body in which the data were obtained. nvarchar (42)
waterBodyIdentifierScheme Specification of whether the water body is a WFD water body ('euGroundwaterBodyCode' or 'euSurfaceWaterBodyCode') or not ('eionetGroundwaterBodyCode' or 'eionetSurfaceWaterBodyCode'). nvarchar (255)
parameterWaterBodyCategory Water body category code, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
observedPropertyDeterminandCode Unique code of the determinand monitored, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedFraction Specification of which fraction of the sample was analysed. nvarchar (255)
procedureAnalysedMedia Type of media monitored. nvarchar (255)
resultUom Unit of measure for the reported values. nvarchar (255)
phenomenonTimeReferenceYear Year during which the data were sampled. int
parameterSamplingPeriod The period of the year during which the data used for the aggregation were sampled. nvarchar (22)
procedureLOQValue The smallest concentration that can be distinguished from the analytical blank at a chosen level of statistical confidence (usually 95%). float
resultNumberOfSamples Number of sample values included in the aggregated data. int
resultQualityNumberOfSamplesBelowLOQ Number of sample values below LOQ included in the aggregated data. int
resultQualityMinimumBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the minimum sample value used for the aggregation was below the analytical limit of quantification (LOQ). smallint
resultMinimumValue Minimum sample value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMeanBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the mean value is below the highest LOQ. smallint
resultMeanValue Mean value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMaximumBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the maximum sample value used for the aggregation was below the analytical limit of quantification (LOQ). smallint
resultMaximumValue Maximum sample value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultQualityMedianBelowLOQ Flag to indicate whether the median value is below the highest LOQ. smallint
resultMedianValue Median value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultStandardDeviationValue Standard deviation value of the data used for aggregation. float
resultNumberOfSitesClass1 Number of monitoring sites with annual average concentration of the given determinand within Class 1 boundaries. int
resultNumberOfSitesClass2 Number of monitoring sites with annual average concentration of the given determinand within Class 2 boundaries. int
resultNumberOfSitesClass3 Number of monitoring sites with annual average concentration of the given determinand within Class 3 boundaries. int
resultNumberOfSitesClass4 Number of monitoring sites with annual average concentration of the given determinand within Class 4 boundaries. int
resultNumberOfSitesClass5 Number of monitoring sites with annual average concentration of the given determinand within Class 5 boundaries. int
resultObservationStatus Status of the observed value in terms of its availability, relevancy, correctness or specifics of its source category. nvarchar (255)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar (max)
waterbaseObservationStatus Status flag of the observation. The most common are 'A' - Normal value, 'V' - Unvalidated value, 'U' - Low reliability nvarchar (100)
waterbaseRemarks Explanation of the 'U' status, if indicated in the waterbaseObservationStatus field, and any additional information entered during the data processing. nvarchar (max)

Annual biology EQR data by monitoring site (WISE4_BiologyEQRData, 20932 records)

Annually aggregated biological ecological quality ratio (EQR) data from rivers and lakes, by monitoring site.

FieldNameDefinitionDataType
UID Unique identifier of the record in the EEA WISE SOE database. int
versionId Reported data: url to the data source; Derived data: url to a summary information describing the origin of the data. nvarchar (255)
beginLifeSpanVersion Reported data: the delivery date of the source data to the Reportnet. Derived data: the entry date to the EEA WISE SOE database. datetime
monitoringSiteIdentifier Unique international identifier of the monitoring site in which the data were obtained. nvarchar (42)
monitoringSiteIdentifierScheme Specification of whether the monitoring site is a WFD monitoring site ('euMonitoringSiteCode') or not ('eionetMonitoringSiteCode'). nvarchar (255)
parameterWaterBodyCategory Water body category code, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
parameterNCSWaterBodyType Type of water body as defined by the member state. nvarchar (50)
observedPropertyDeterminandBiologyEQRCode Determinand code for biological metrics, as defined in the vocabulary. nvarchar (255)
phenomenonTimeReferenceYear Year during which the data were sampled. int
parameterSamplingPeriod The period of the year during which the data used for the aggregation were sampled. nvarchar (22)
resultEcologicalStatusClassValue Ecological status class (or ecological potential class, for artificial and heavily modified water bodies) assessed on the basis of the reported biological determinand. nvarchar (255)
resultNumberOfSamples Number of sample values included in the aggregated data. int
resultEQRValue Mean value of the biological metric converted to the national Ecological Quality Ratio (EQR) scale. float
resultNormalisedEQRValue Mean value of metric converted to normalised EQR scale (Ecological Quality Ratio). float
resultObservationStatus Status of the observed value in terms of its availability, relevancy, correctness or specifics of its source category. nvarchar (255)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar (max)
waterbaseObservationStatus Status flag of the observation. The most common are 'A' - Normal value, 'V' - Unvalidated value, 'U' - Low reliability nvarchar (100)
waterbaseRemarks Explanation of the 'U' status, if indicated in the waterbaseObservationStatus field, and any additional information entered during the data processing. nvarchar (max)

Classification procedure for ecological status or potential status based on biology EQR data (WISE4_BiologyEQRClassificationProcedure, 1459 records)

Information on national classification system for each biological determinand and waterbody type, including the boundaries of ecological status classes (and of ecological potential classes, for artificial or heavily modified waterbodies). This table is valid for biological EQR data only.

FieldNameDefinitionDataType
UID Unique identifier of the record in the EEA WISE SOE database. int
versionId Reported data: url to the data source; Derived data: url to a summary information describing the origin of the data. nvarchar (255)
beginLifeSpanVersion Reported data: the delivery date of the source data to the Reportnet. Derived data: the entry date to the EEA WISE SOE database. datetime
CountryCode Abbreviation of EEA Member or Collaborating Country, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (2)
observedPropertyDeterminandBiologyEQRCode Determinand code for biological metrics, as defined in the vocabulary. nvarchar (255)
parameterWaterBodyCategory Water body category code, as defined in the codelist. nvarchar (255)
parameterNCSWaterBodyType Type of water body as defined by the member state. nvarchar (255)
parameterWFDIntercalibrationWaterBodyType Type of water body as defined by the WFD Intercalibration process. nvarchar (255)
parameterNaturalAWBHMWB Specification of whether a water body is identified as natural, artificial (AWB) or heavily modified (HMWB). AWBs are surface water bodies which have been created in a location where no water body existed before and which have not been created by the direct physical alteration, movement or realignment of an existing water body. HMWB are bodies of water which as a result of physical alterations by human activity are substantially changed in character and cannot, therefore, meet "good ecological status" (GES). In this context physical alterations mean changes to e.g. the size, slope, discharge, form and shape of river bed of a water body. nvarchar (255)
parameterICStatusOfDeterminandBiologyEQR Has the biological determinand been intercalibrated? smallint
parameterBoundaryValueClasses12 Boundary between High and Good ecological status or potential classes, for a given biological determinand and water body type. float
parameterBoundaryValueClasses23 Boundary between Good and Moderate ecological status or potential classes, for a given biological determinand and water body type. float
parameterBoundaryValueClasses34 Boundary between Moderate and Poor ecological status or potential classes, for a given biological determinand and water body type. float
parameterBoundaryValueClasses45 Boundary between Poor and Bad ecological status or potential classes, for a given biological determinand and water body type. float
procedureBiologicalAnalyticalMethodDescription Written explanation and/or URL (free text). If possible, use CEN/ISO code (http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/data_element.jsp?mode=view&delem_idf=CEN_ISO) nvarchar (255)
resultObservationStatus Status of the observed value in terms of its availability, relevancy, correctness or specifics of its source category. nvarchar (255)
Remarks Remarks, comments or explanatory notes. nvarchar (max)
waterbaseObservationStatus Status flag of the observation. The most common are 'A' - Normal value, 'V' - Unvalidated value, 'U' - Low reliability nvarchar (100)
waterbaseRemarks Explanation of the 'U' status, if indicated in the waterbaseObservationStatus field, and any additional information entered during the data processing. nvarchar (max)

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