Water Framework Directive - Surface water data products

© Piotr Krześlak, WaterPIX EEA


This section proposes a series of pages about surface water bodies, each of them offering a selection of the most relevant and up-to-date data products

The source of all these products is the WISE Water Framework Directive Database which contains data from the 1st and 2nd River Basin Management Plans reported by EU Members States, Norway and the United Kingdom according to article 13 of the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

In these pages it is possible to dig into the data, in particular:

  • Navigate the list of these products (on the left) to get an overview
  • Know more by opening the metedata information (clicking on "Read more")
  • Preview the products in full screen
  • Download the products and underlying data in several formats
  • Share the URL and embed the data products
  • Main options:

    Please note that most of the products are dedicated to expert users, further information on data schema and filters used in the dashboards is provided in each metadata page. A WISE Freshwater glossary will be soon available.

    In this section

    The section is organised as follows:

    > Delineation of surface water bodies

    > Surface water ecological status

    > Surface water chemical status

    > Surface water quality element status

    > Surface water significant pressures and impacts

    > Exemptions to the environmental objectives

    Other European Information Systems: