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TuijaLa Dear all,

For research purposes, I would like to download Water Framework Directive (WFD) reference water quality spatial data (GIS) from several European countries including UK. This data base[…]/wise-wfd-spatial-3 contains the data I need for most of the countries but data from UK is missing. Would someone know where I could find spatial water quality data also for UK?

Many thanks for help!

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May 07, 2020 03:26 PM

blc On the following web page
there is a snapshot of a figure of the The European environment and outlook 2020 (figure 4.3 p108) which says that 60% of the water abstracted is returned to the environment.
It is not clear to me what happens to the remaining 40%. I assume that it accounts for water that is 'captured' into products such as plants, fruits or vegetables, etc. However, my understanding is that the water capture in those elements will eventually return to the environment as well, only after a longer period.
Is that correct?

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Apr 23, 2020 03:05 PM