Area affected during at least for one quarter of the year by water scarcity conditions in the EU, measured by the water exploitation index plus

Figure Created 20 Dec 2022 Published 11 Jan 2023 Last modified 11 Jan 2023
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The graph presents trend with the area of the European Union affected by water scarcity conditions between 2000-2019. Water scarcity conditions is adopted, i.e. when WEI+ values are above 20% for at least a quarter of the year in a given river sub basin; annual quarters are: Q1 (January-March), Q2 (April-June), Q3 (July-September), Q4 (October-December). No sufficient data available from Italy, hence Italian river basins have not been included in the analysis.

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This chart gives an overview of the total area affected by water scarcity conditions in the European Union.


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