Waterbase is the generic name given to the EEA's databases on the status and quality of Europe's rivers, lakes, groundwater bodies and transitional, coastal and marine waters, on the quantity of Europe's water resources, and on the emissions to surface waters from point and diffuse sources of pollution.


Published: 1 Jul 2023
Temporal coverage: 1977-2021
The dataset contains time series of emissions of nutrients, organic matter and other chemical substances to water, reported by EEA member countries and cooperating countries. It also contains data on yearly riverine input loads to transitional, coastal and marine waters. The data have been compiled and processed by EEA. A list of spatial object identifiers with selected attributes, reported through WFD and WISE Spatial data reporting, is added to the dataset as spatial reference. Please refer to the metadata for additional information.     Definition of the dataset

Archived or restricted datasets

Published: 11 May 2022
Temporal coverage: 1977-2019