Delineation of water bodies

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Prod-ID: DAS-40-en
Published 03 Jul 2018
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The Water Framework Directive ‘water environment’ includes rivers, lakes, transitional waters, groundwater and coastal waters out to 1 nautical mile (12 nautical miles for chemical status, i.e. for territorial waters). These waters are divided into units called water bodies. Member States have in the river basin districts delineated water bodies and reported different data to characterize water bodies such as length or area, category (groundwater, rivers, lakes, transitional, coastal waters), national type and information if a surface water body is designated as heavily modified or artificial. More dashboards are available below the main dashboard.

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Caution is advised when comparing Member States and when comparing the first and second RBMPs, as the results are affected by the methods Member States have used to collect data and often cannot be compared directly.

The dashboards below provide an overview of different results related to the delineation of water bodies. In addition, further information is provided in a Guide to dashboards on delineation of water bodies; in chapter 1 of the EEA report European waters – assessment of status and pressures 2018, and in section 2.2 Characterisation of surface waters and section 3.2 Characterisation of groundwater of the WFD 2016 reporting guidance.

Surface water bodies

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