WISE Water Framework Directive Database

Reporting under the Water Framework Directive is via the WISE reporting system which is owned and managed by the European Environment Agency

The WISE Water Framework Directive database 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).

The database includes information about surface water bodies (number and size, water body category, ecological status or potential, chemical status, significant pressures and impacts, and exemptions) and about groundwater bodies (number and size, quantitative status, chemical status, significant pressures and impacts, and exemptions).

The information is presented by country, river basin district (RBD) and river basin district sub-unit (where applicable).


The structure of the data and further information are described in the WFD Reporting Guidance.

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