1990 = 1991 for Germany, France, Spain and Latvia;
1990 = 1992 for Hungary and Iceland;
2002 = 2001 for Germany, The Netherlands, Bulgaria and Turkey;
2002 = 2000 for Malta 2002 = 1999 Luxembourg, Finland and Austria;
2002 = 1998 for Italy and Portugal;
2002 = 1997 for Greece;
No data for Belgium, Ireland and Norway
The latest data from Eurostat (updated 2005/07/22) on total water abstraction (totABS) and long term annual average renewable resource (LTAA) have been extracted.
For each country quality assured 1990 and 2002 totABS values and LTAA value have been established. In some cases suspicious values has been checked against national sources.
Then the WEI values have been calculated (WEI90/LTAA & WEI02/LTAA) these values are the basis for the diagram and can be found in the worksheet Data for chart. In this worksheet there are also an evaluation of the country trend (positive, negative or no trend).
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On very hot days use public transport rather than your car.
Car exhaust emissions react with sunlight and heat to cause polluting gases such as tropospheric ozone. This is the main ingredient of poor air quality and photo-chemical smog, which can cause breathing difficulties. To find out the level of ozone pollution across Europe, go to EEA's Live Ozone Map.
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