The Water Information System for Europe

– or more commonly known as WISE – is your gateway to information on European water issues. It comprises a wide range of of data and information collected by EU institutions to serve several stakeholders


WISE is a partnership between the European Commission (DG Environment, Joint Research Centre and Eurostat) and the European Environment Agency. The main roles and responsibilities of the partners are:


DG Environment, leads the policy and strategic aspect of WISE. It liases with Member States, especially on official reporting requirements of EU water legislation.
For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/water/index_en.htm


The European Environment Agency hosts the Water Data Centre and the thematic WISE webpages.

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The Joint Research Centre conducts environmental monitoring and water resources modelling including nowcasting and forecasting services. For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en

Eurostat is collecting and disseminating water statistics, also as a part of WISE data and themes, and provides significant input in the development of the GIS part of WISE and in particular ensuring the link to INSPIRE.
For more information: http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/