Reporting obligation for: Groundwater quality (EWN-3)

Title Groundwater quality (EWN-3)
Description NOTE (2015-07-31): This reporting obligation has been discontinued. Information on water quality in groundwater is now collected via WISE SoE Water Quality (WISE-4).

Data on groundwater bodies are collected through the WISE-SoE data collection process. WISE SoE was previously known as EUROWATERNET (EWN) and EIONET-Water.

The data requested on groundwater include the physical characteristics of the groundwater bodies, proxy pressures on the groundwater area, as well as chemical quality data on nutrients and organic matter, and hazardous substances in groundwater.
This reporting obligation is an Eionet core data flow

Reporting under this obligation is used for EEA Core set of indicators

Delivery process is managed by EEA
Legislative instrument title EEA AWP
Reporting dates and guidelines
National reporting coordinators National Focal Points (eionet-nfp)
National reporting contacts EIONET PCPs and NRCs for Water quality and ecological status (eionet-nrc-waterquality)
Reporting frequency terminated
Next report due terminated
Date comments  
Report to European Environment Agency
Other clients using this reporting
Reporting guidelines Guidelines and templates available through the Reportnet Data Dictionary [Valid since 24/10/2013]  
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 - Groundwater
Type of information reported Data, State of the environment