WISE WFD protected area spatial data sets

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Created 18 Oct 2019 Published 21 Nov 2019 Last modified 21 Nov 2019
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The Water Framework Directive (WFD) protected area data sets include information about European drinking water protected areas, designated waters such as fish protected areas and shellfish protected areas, nitrates vulnerable zones, urban waste water sensitive areas and bathing water protected areas. The protected areas are part of the Water Framework Directive register of protected areas and were reported in second River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) or under other related reporting obligations. The data sets are part of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE), and compile information reported by the EU Member States, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland to the European Commission (EC) and the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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The WISE WFD protected area data is published in two formats: Shapefile and OGC Geopackage (SQLite) format. The files contain information about drinking water protected areas, designated waters such as fish protected areas and shellfish protected areas, nitrates vulnerable zones, urban waste water sensitive areas and bathing water protected areas.

  • WISE WFD Protected Area under the Water Framework Directive 2016 - PUBLIC VERSION - version 1.0, Oct. 2019
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  • WISE WFD Protected Area under the Water Framework Directive 2016 - METADATA - version 1.0, Oct. 2019
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