Use WISE (Water Information System for Europe) - a European Commission/European Environment Agency interactive internet tool - to check how clean bathing water is becoming at your next holiday destination. WISE offers a fully integrated picture of water quality along Europe's coastlines and inland waterways by showing both bathing water quality levels and wastewater treatment at each location. It also documents how bathing water has improved throughout Europe over the last 10 years and provides a full summary of Europe’s bathing water quality in 2006.
The EEA is releasing all 2006 bathing water data through WISE in conjunction with the European Commission's launch of the Bathing water report 2006. In coming years, the
Agency will play a central role in establishing the bathing water report as well as providing data in an increasingly interactive and integrated way.
Over the past 40 years Europe has developed the most comprehensive, ambitious and binding environmental legislation existing anywhere today. And with good reason: these standards should be seen as a ...
– it doesn't need to be set higher than 60 ºC. The same goes for the boiler of your central heating. Remember, 70 % of the energy used by households in the EU is spent on heating homes and another 14 % – on heating water.
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