Ecological status assesses surface water ecosystems' structure and function quality, revealing impacts like pollution and habitat degradation. The dashboards below summarize diverse results on ecological status.

In this page:

1. Water body category and Ecological status or potential, by category

2. Ecological status or potential (2nd and 1st RBMP), by category

3. Ecological status or potential (2nd and 1st RBMP), by country

4. Number of Quality Elements used, by country

5. Water bodies failing to achieve Good Surface water status, by RBD

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.


Further information is provided in a Draft guide to dashboards on delineation of water bodies, in chapter 1 of the EEA report European waters – assessment of status and pressures 2018, and section 2.2 Characterisation of surface waters of the WFD 2016 reporting guidance.