WISE Groundwater

Prod-ID: DAT-129-en
Created 23 Apr 2013 Published 25 Apr 2013 Last modified 03 Jun 2013
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A GWB is defined in WFD Art. 2 as a distinct volume of groundwater within an aquifer or aquifers, whereas an aquifer is defined as a geological layer with significant groundwater flow. This definition of a GWB allows a wide scope of interpretations. The submission of GWB data to the Commission by the EU Member States was accomplished via the Reportnet platform, as a part of the dataflow for WFD. Art. 13 reporting. GWB data includes spatial data as GIS polygons and GWB characteristics in an XML schema. GWBs are registered to so-called horizons, which represent distinct vertical layers of groundwater resources.

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  • GWB_2012_spatialite_v3.zip
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  • GWB_2012_shapefile.zip
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