European water quality monitoring data undergoes major update

By 6 May 2020 May 27th, 2020 Data submission

In the Europe-wide database Waterbase, the European Environment Agency (EEA) regularly collects data on nutrients, organic matter, hazardous substances and other chemical substances in surface water and groundwater from 32 EEA member countries and 6 cooperating countries. Following the principle of “report once, use many times”, parts of the existing Waterbase data are now integrated into the GEMStat database. Important criteria for the integration were i.a. that the data represents individual sample analysis results and that relevant metadata was available. Furthermore, taken into account were only monitoring locations having 3 or more years of data with an average of at least 4 samples per year. In total, more than 3 million water quality samples from 1550 stations, distributed over 24 European countries, covering 242 parameters and 49 years have been integrated. The water quality data is available via the GEMStat data portal and can be used for status evaluation, policy-making and research purposes, or within the scope of education and training initiatives. The data significantly contributes to the understanding of the condition of European water bodies and trends at global, regional and local levels.

Samples total:

3207204

Samples already in database:

0

New samples:

3177387

Stations:

1550

Countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estland, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Parameters:

1,1,2-TCA; 1,1-DCA; 1,1-DCE; 2,4,5-T; 2,4,5-TP; 2,4-D ; 2,4-DB; 2,4-MCPB; 2-Chlorotoluene; 4-Nonylphenol; Acenaphthene; Alachlor; Aldrin; Alkalinity; Allyltrichlorid; Aluminium; Ametryn; Ammonia; Anionic Tensides; Anthracene; Antimony; Arsenic; Atrazine; Barium; Bentazone; Benzene; Benzene Chloride; Benzo[a]pyrene; Benzo[b]fluoranthene; Benzo[def]phenanthrene; Benzo[ghi]perylene; Benzo[jk]fluorene; Benzo[k]fluoranthene; Beryllium; BHC ; Bicarbonate; Boron; Bromide; Cadmium; Calcium; Carbon Tetrachloride; Chlordane; Chlorfenvinphos; Chloride; Chloroalkanes; Chloroethene; Chloroethenes; Chloroform; Chlorophyll A; Chlorpyrifos; Chromium; Chrysene; Cobalt; Colbalt; Copper; Cyanide; Cyclopenta[de]naphthalene; Dalapon; DDT; Demeton-S-methyl; Desethylatrazine; Detergents; Dibenz[a,h]anthracene; Dichlorobromomethane; Dichlorophenol; Dichlorvos ; Dieldrin; Diflufenican; Dinoseb; Dissolved Solids; Diuron; Dowicide 2; Dowicide 2s; Electrical Conductance; Endosulfan; Endrin; Ethylbenzene; Ethylene Dichloride; Fluorene; Fluoride; Glyphosate; Halomethane; Hardness; HCB; Heptachlor; Heptachlor Epoxide; Hexachlorobutadiene; Hydrocarbons; Hydrogen Sulphide; Inorganic Nitrogen; Iron; Isodrin; Isopropylbenzene; Isoproturon; Kepone; Kjeldahl Nitrogen; Lead; Linuron; Lithium; Magnesium; Manganese; MCPA; Mecoprop; Mercury; Methoxychlor; Methyl Chloroform; Methylene Dichloride; Methylnaphthalene; Mirex; Mitotane; Molybdenum; Naphtalene; Nickel; O,P’-DDE; O,P’-DDT; o-Cresol; O-Dichlorobenzene; O-Phenylenpyrene; Organic Carbon; Organic Nitrogen; Oxidized Nitrogen; Oxygen; Oxygen Demand; P,P’-DDE; P,P’-DDT ; PBDE; PCB; PCN; PCP; P-Dichlorobenzene; Pentachlorobenzene; Pentachloronitrobenzene; Petroleum Hydrocarbons; PFOS; pH; Phenanthrene; Phenols; Phosalone; Phosphate; Phosphorus; Phthalate; Phytoplankton; Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons; Potassium; Prometryn; Propylene Dichloride; p-tert-Octylphenol; Rhothane; Selenium; Silicate; Silver; Simazine; Sodium; Strontium; Styrene; Suspended Solids; Temperature; Terbuthylazine ; Terbutryn; Tetraphene; Thallium; Tin; Titanium; Toluene; Total Nitrogen; Toxaphene; Transparency; Trichloroacetic Acid; Trichlorobenzene; Trifluralin; Uranium; Vanadium; Vinyl chloride; Xylene; Zinc

Parameter species:

111TCA, 112TCA, 11DCA, 11DCE, 123TCBZ, 123TCPA, 12DCPA, 1MNPT, 245T, 245TCPHL, 245TP, 246TCPHL, 24D, 24DB, 24DDD, 24DDE, 24DDT, 26DCPHL, 2CT, 2MNPT, 2MPHL, 44DDD, 44DDE, 44DDT, 4NNPHLBRA, 4TOTPHL, Ag-Dis, Ag-Tot, ALACHLOR, Al-Dis, ALDRIN, Alk-Tot, Al-Tot, AMETRYN, ANTH, ANTHRACENE, ANTL, As-Dis, As-Tot, ATRAZINE, ATRAZINEDESET, Ba-Dis, BAP, Ba-Tot, BDCMA, B-Dis, Be-Dis, BENTAZON, BENZENE, Be-Tot, BHC, BHC-alpha, BHC-beta, BHC-delta, BHC-epsilon, BHC-gamma, BOD, Br-Tot, BTBZLPTHAL8, B-Tot, BZAATR, BZBFLA, BZGHIPYL, BZKFLA, Ca-Dis, Ca-Tot, CBZH, CCl4, Cd-Dis, Cd-Tot, Chl-a, CHLORDANE, CHLORFENVINPHOS, CHLORPYRIFOS, Cl-Dis, Cl-Tot, CN-Free, CN-Tot, COD, Co-Dis, Co-Tot, Cr-Dis, Cr-Tot, CRYH, Cu-Dis, Cu-Tot, DALAPON, DBA, DCDFMA, DCE, DCMU, DDT, DECABDE, DETERGENTS, DETPTHAL8, DIBTPTHAL8, DICHLORVOS, DIELDRIN, DIFLUFENICAN, DIN, DINOSEB, DIP, DKN, DOC, DSM, EC, EDC, ENDOSULFAN, ENDOSULFANI, ENDOSULFANII, ENDRIN, ETBZ, F-Dis, Fe-Dis, Fe-Tot, FLAH, FLRH, F-Tot, GLYPHOSATE, H2S, HCB, HCO3, HC-Tot, HeptaBDE, HEPTACHLOR, HEPTACHLOREPOX, HexaBDE, Hg-Dis, Hg-Tot, H-T, HXCBDE, IDN123CDPYR, IPBZ, ISODRIN, ISOPROTURON, K-Dis, KEPONE, K-Tot, Li-Dis, LINURON, Li-Tot, MBAS, MCPA, MCPB, MCPPACID, MECL, Mg-Dis, Mg-Tot, MIREX, Mn-Dis, Mn-Tot, Mo-Dis, Mo-Tot, MPXYLS, MUSKXYL, MXCHLOR, MXYL, Na-Dis, Na-Tot, NH3N, NH4N, Ni-Dis, Ni-Tot, NO2N, NO3N, NOxN, NPTH, O2-Dis, O2-Dis-Sat, OctaBDE, ODCB, OXYL, PAH, Pb-Dis, Pb-Tot, PCB, PCE, PCN, PCP, PDCB, PECBZ, PECNBZ, PentaBDE, PFOS, pH, PHLHs, PHNH, PHOSALONE, Phyt-B, PN, PROMETRYN, PV, PXYL, PYRH, Sb-Dis, Sb-Tot, SCCP, Se-Dis, Se-Tot, SIMAZINE, SiO2-Dis, SiO2-Tot, Sn-Dis, Sn-Tot, Sr-Dis, Sr-Tot, STYRENE, TCACETICACID, TCE, TCFMA, TCMA, TDN, TDP, TDS, TEMP, TERBUTHYLAZINE, TERBUTRYN, Ti-Dis, TIP, Ti-Tot, TKN, Tl-Dis, Tl-Tot, TN, TOC, TOLH, TON, TOXAPHENE, TP, TPHC, TPP, TRANS, TRIFLURALIN, TSS, U-Dis, U-Tot, VCM, V-Dis, V-Tot, XYLTOT, Zn-Dis, Zn-Tot

Years:

1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Data provider:

European Environment Agency (EEA)