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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 Percentage of coastal bathing waters in the European Union per compliance category
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Daviz Visualization Percentage of inland bathing waters in the European Union per compliance category
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Daviz Visualization Total number of bathing waters reported in the European Union since 1990
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Daviz Visualization Total number of bathing waters reported in the European Union since 1990
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Figure Total number of bathing waters reported in the European Union since 1990
Total number of coastal and inland bathing waters reported in the European Union.
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Figure Percentage of European coastal bathing waters complying with mandatory value (or with at least sufficient quality) and meeting guide values (or with excellent quality) for the year 2012 by sea region
Sea regions arranged by the percentage of compliance with mandatory values or at least sufficient quality. EU Member States and Croatia. 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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Indicator Assessment Bathing water quality (CSI 022) - Assessment DRAFT created Aug 2013
The quality of water at designated bathing waters in Europe (coastal and inland) has improved significantly since 1990. Compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality) in EU coastal bathing waters increased from just below 80 % in 1990 to 95.3 % in 2012. Compliance with guide values (or excellent quality) likewise rose from over 68 % to 81.2 % in 2012.  Compliance with mandatory values (or at least sufficient quality) in EU inland bathing waters increased from over 52 % in 1990 to 91% in 2012. Similarly, the rate of compliance with guide values (or excellent quality) moved from over 36 % in 1990 to 72 % in 2012.
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Highlight Blue-green algae - check the water before you swim
Most beaches, lakes and rivers in Europe were clean and healthy last year. But water quality can be affected by many unforeseen factors, including sewage, agricultural waste and algae. The European Environment Agency (EEA) recommends checking local water quality information before you jump in.
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Press Release Europe’s bathing waters continue to improve
Ninety-four per cent of bathing sites in the European Union meet minimum standards for water quality, according to the European Environment Agency's annual report on bathing water quality in Europe. Water quality is excellent at 78 % of sites and almost 2 % more sites meet the minimum requirements compared to last year's report.
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