10-Apr-2013: The phone number for the Eionet Helpdesk has been retired. The email address is still the same. 

The data specifications for the 2004 Eurowaternet data collection are released in the data dictionary.

The data dictionary contains detailed information on the content, format and structure of each water data set: rivers, lakes, groundwater, transitional, coastal and marine waters, and water quantity.

Specifications for each water data set can be downloaded in pdf format from the list above (press the pdf icon). Excel templates and XML schema files can be downloaded from the dataset pages.

Latest released definitions

Dataset definition ETC delivery Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA) 18 May 2015
Dataset definition ETC delivery WISE-SoE: Transitional, Coastal and Marine Waters quality 29 October 2014
Dataset definition ETC delivery WISE-SoE: Emissions to Water 11 December 2013
Dataset definition ETC delivery WISE-SoE: Water Quantity 11 December 2013
Vocabulary DPSIR codes 05 October 2013



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