Changes in wastewater treatment in regions of Europe between 1990 and 2012

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This figure illustrates the percentage population per European region connected to a waste water collection and treatment systems (UWWTPs) over the period 1980 to 2012. In addition, a breakdown by treatment type is portrayed. Numbers in brackets indicate number of countries in the aggregations.


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The numbers of countries are given in parentheses. Regional percentages have been weighted by country population. More information on methodology.

North: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland

Central : Austria, Denmark, England & Wales, Scotland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Ireland

Southern: Cyprus, Greece, France, Malta, Spain and Portugal

East: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary , Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia

South Eastern: Bulgaria , Romania and Turkey


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