WISE Water Framework Directive Database

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Created 21 Feb 2020 Published 25 Mar 2020 Last modified 01 Oct 2021
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The WISE Water Framework Directive database contains data from the 1st and 2nd River Basin Management Plans reported by EU Members States, Norway and the United Kingdom according to article 13 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The database includes information about surface water bodies (number and size, water body category, ecological status or potential, chemical status, significant pressures and impacts, and exemptions) and about groundwater bodies (number and size, quantitative status, chemical status, significant pressures and impacts, and exemptions). The information is presented by country, river basin district (RBD) and river basin district sub-unit (where applicable).

European data

WISE-WFD database
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Additional information

To facilitate future comparisons, the RBDs and subunits are those used in the 2nd River Basin Management Plans (RBMP). 

The structure of the data and further information are described in the WFD Reporting Guidance.

For more information see also supporting files for 2016 reporting on River Basin Management Plans.



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