Waterbase - Groundwater

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Created 20 Jun 2008 Published 20 Jun 2008 Last modified 28 Jun 2016
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Waterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, and on the quantity of Europe's water resources

European data

Waterbase-Groundwater: Microsoft Access database (2 tables)

Database contains all data tables. Includes also simple relation structure. Detailed table definitions are displayed in the section with individual tables.

Additional information

QA documentation

Quality control documentation briefly presents ETC/Water and EEA activities focused on quality of Waterbase-Groundwater dataset and results of these activities. In addition warning is given on the use of certain records for analytical purposes.

Country codes and abbreviations (35 records)

Table contains list of ISO 3166 alpha 2 code elements used in Waterbase-Rivers version 8

Tables metadata

File contains metadata definitions of all data tables.


Additional information

Waterbase contains timely, reliable and policy-relevant data collected from EEA member countries through the WISE-SoE data collection (formerly known as Eionet-Water and Eurowaternet) process. WISE-SoE data collection selects validated monitoring data from national databases and adds information on the physical characteristics of the water bodies being monitored and on the pressures potentially affecting water quality. The added value of Waterbase is that data collected through the WISE-SoE data collection process are from statistically stratified monitoring stations and groundwater bodies and are comparable at the European level. Waterbase data are primarily used in the production of the EEA's indicator-based factsheets.



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