This map shows - for those countries that have reported data to the EEA – which of the triazine group of pesticides have been found in recent years in groundwater, on at least one sampling occasion, at a concentration greater than 0.1 µg/L, the standard under both the Groundwater and Drinking Water Directives. The data does not reflect the frequency with which the threshold has been exceeded.
The fading out of the countries is based on field "TRIAZINES" with this key:
2 - country reported (please change wording to Reported)
1 - country did not reported (please change wording to Not Reported)
0 - country does not report via Eionet
Values 0 and 1 were drawn as "not reported" in the figure.
The pie charts are based on fields:
ATR = atrazine
DIDATR = desisopropyldesethylatrazine
DATR = desethylatrazine
DIATR = desisopropylatrazine
HATR = hydroxyatrazine
SIM = simazine
TERB = terbuthylazine
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Data are sourced from Eionet-Water and in the case of Denmark supplemented by information from the Danish national groundwater monitoring program (1989-2007) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. Data from Switzerland is provided but for no substance has a concentration greater than 0.1 µg/L been recorded.