New water information system for Europe (WISE) unveiled

News Published 30 Apr 2008 Last modified 21 Jun 2016
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WISE (Water Information System for Europe) — a new interactive Internet tool that informs Europe’s citizens about water quality and EU water policy — was jointly released by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA) today at the European Water Conference 2007 in Brussels.

This new tool offers citizens the opportunity to monitor water quality in their neighbourhood. By entering their region and river basin district, the user can check drinking water quality, bathing water quality and wastewater treatment. Experts can also find further data and in-depth analysis of all European river basins.

The themes and data section of WISE also provides insight into Europe's rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater as well as up-to-date scientific information on water pollution and water monitoring. Other features include monthly articles on European water issues, such as nitrate pollution in Europe's rivers.

The system offers the public access to water data and information reported by Member States to the EEA and the European Commission under the Water Framework Directive. WISE is the result of a joint project by the European Commission — DG Environment, Eurostat, the Joint Research Centre and the European Environment Agency.




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