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Figure Percentage of European coastal bathing waters complying with mandatory values (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality) for the year 2011 by sea region
Sea regions arranged by the percentage of compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality). EU Member States, Croatia and Montenegro. Five Member States (Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg and Slovakia) and Switzerland have no coastal bathing waters. The quality classes under the New Bathing Water Directive (2006/7/EC) are jointed with compliance categories under the Bathing Water Directive (76/160/EEC).
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Figure Reported bathing waters in Europe per million inhabitants, reported inland bathing waters per 1 000 km2 and reported coastal bathing waters per 10 km of coastline
Specific number of bathing waters per million inhabitants, per coastline and per land area
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Figure Bathing water quality in the European Union in the 2010 and 2011 bathing seasons
Bathing water quality in the European Union in the 2010 and 2011 bathing seasons under strict and less strict rules
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Indicator Assessment Bathing water quality (CSI 022) - Assessment published Oct 2012
The quality of water at designated bathing waters in Europe (coastal and inland) has improved significantly since 1990. Compliance with mandatory values in EU coastal bathing waters increased from just below 80 % in 1990 to 93.1 % in 2011. Compliance with guide values likewise rose from over 68 % to 80.1 % in 2011.  Compliance with mandatory values in EU inland bathing waters increased from over 52 % in 1990 to 89.9 % in 2011. Similarly, the rate of compliance with guide values moved from over 36 % in 1990 to 70.4 % in 2011.
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Figure Percentage of inland bathing waters in the European Union per compliance category
Trend in percentage of inland bathing waters in the European Union per compliance category
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Figure Troff document Bathing water areas with short term pollution events in 2013
The map illustrates bathing waters where there have been reported short term pollution events in 2013.
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Daviz Visualization Total number of bathing waters reported in the European Union since 1990
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Data Bathing Water Directive - Status of bathing water
The EU Bathing Waters Directive requires Member States to identify popular bathing places in fresh and coastal waters and monitor them for indicators of microbiological pollution (and other substances) throughout the bathing season which runs from May to September
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Data Bathing Water Directive - Status of bathing water
The EU Bathing Waters Directive requires Member States to identify popular bathing places in fresh and coastal waters and monitor them for indicators of microbiological pollution (and other substances) throughout the bathing season which runs from May to September
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Data Bathing Water Directive - Status of bathing water
The EU Bathing Waters Directive requires Member States to identify popular bathing places in fresh and coastal waters and monitor them for indicators of microbiological pollution (and other substances) throughout the bathing season which runs from May to September
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