Welcome to WISE - Freshwater
WISE-Freshwater is a gateway for searching, accessing, retrieving and understanding data and information on the environmental status and policy assessments of the European fresh waters
WISE-Freshwater provides information and data on the state of Europe’s rivers, lakes, groundwaters, on the pressures affecting them, on the measures and actions taken to protect and conserve the aquatic environment.
This portal offers a first set of resources and is constantly updated and extended. Read more
Balancing the need for enough water of high quality for human health, economic activities, and nature remains a key challenge
Restoring Europe’s waters, floodplains, and wetlands is essential to improve biodiversity and boost ecosystem services
Climate change will increase extreme weather events that will enhance flood related disasters, and amplify water scarcity and droughts
Responding to these challenges requires fundamental societal changes to make our society more sustainable than today