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.


Waterbase - Biology, 2021Spatialiteascii (.csv, .txt, .sql)
Published: 16 May 2022
Temporal coverage: 1990-2021
The dataset contains normalised EQR (environmental quality ratio) values for biological quality elements (BQEs) such as phytoplankton, phytobenthos, macroalgae, angiosperms, macroinvertebrates and/or fish in rivers, lakes, transitional and/or coastal waters. A list of spatial object identifiers with selected attributes, reported through WFD and WISE Spatial data reporting, is added to dataset as spatial reference. The data has been compiled and processed by EEA. Please refer to the metadata for additional information.