Welcome to WISE-Freshwater
The source of data and information on European freshwaters

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.

In the spotlight

What are the main challenges for European freshwaters?

Balancing the need for enough water of high quality for human health, economic activities, and nature remains a key challenge.

Restoring Europe’s floodplains and wetlands is essential to improve biodiversity and boost ecosystem services.

Climate change will increase extreme weather events that risk to worsen 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

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