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sven_c Dec 26, 2019 09:41 PM
I am working on water quality in European rivers. I try to collect data on BOD but I need the location of the station collecting the data. I found this image:[…]/overview-of-soe-monitoring-stations
My question is whether a shapefile exists with the location of the monitoring stations in the EU rivers. At some point I will have to connect the data on water quality data with data on quantity (discharge). Does this list also include the stations collecting data on water quantity in rivers ([…]/waterbase-quantity-monitoring-stations-1)?
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EEA Jan 14, 2020 08:37 AM
Dear M. Zven C.,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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EEA Jan 16, 2020 11:23 AM
Dear Sir,

Thank you for your patience.

The EEA has a water quality database including information at monitoring sites. The latest version of the database is available here[…]/waterbase-water-quality-2 - a new version will be published summer 2020. This dataset has a monitoringSiteIdentifierCode and a monitoringSiteIdentifierScheme. The later indicating the data flow either EEAs Eionet dataflow or WFD dataflow. Monitoring sites are aligned with the two data flows.

The EEA also has a Waterbase - Water Quantity[…]/waterbase-water-quantity-11 that have some information on river flow. Similar to Waterbase water quality monitoring sites (e.g. gauging stations) are identified by a monitoringSiteIdentifierCode and a monitoringSiteIdentifierScheme.

To get the spatial data related to the monitoring sites you have to use the WISE WFD reference spatial data sets[…]/wise-wfd-spatial-2 or the WISE EIONET spatial data sets[…]/wise-eionet-spatial-1

Please note that the EEA only has limited discharge information for the water quality monitoring discharge points.

We hope that this may be useful for you.

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