Reporting obligation for: Water emission quality (WISE-1)

Title Water emission quality (WISE-1)
Description Data on emissions are collected through the WISE-SoE Reporting process. Following the test data request in 2008, data on emissions to water are requested as regular data flow from 2009 onwards.

The data requested on emissions include emissions of nutrients, organic matter and hazardous substances from a range of both point and diffuse sources.

This reporting obligation is an EIONET non-Priority Data flow.

Delivery process or content of this obligation overlaps with another reporting obligations ( , , , ,
Any data already submitted under WFD, UWWTD, SoE Quantity or SoE TCM waters (Riverine Load or Direct Discharges) reporting need not be resupplied under this reporting obligation. Countries are only asked to provide missing or additional data.
If countries report data under emissions to water in 2013, this will be used to pre-fill the 2014 Eurostat/OECD Joint Questionnaire and no Eurostat reporting has to be done by the country.
Legislative instrument title EEA AMP
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators National Focal Points (eionet-nfp)
National reporting contacts EIONET PCPs and NRCs for Water Emissions (eionet-nrc-wateremissions)
Reporting frequency Every 24 months
Next report due 31/10/2015
Date comments Every three years for point sources, every six years for diffuse sources. If major changes have occurred, annual reporting especially for point sources and more often reporting for diffuse sources is requested. 
Report to European Environment Agency
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines and templates available through the Reportnet Data Dictionary [Valid since 22/07/2013]  
Extra information A formal request is sent to NFPs and NRCs every year with reference to templates to use and guidelines. The guidelines are being updated every year. Letter on WISE SoE data request 2013 is available at

The general content of reporting as agreed by Water Directors is described in the guidance document "Reporting required for assessing the state of, and trends in, the water environment at the European level", which includes reporting sheets for several EEA SoE data flows, available at
Principle repository CDR  
Data used for Waterbase - Emissions to water
Type of information reported Data