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Identifier WISE_WaterQuantity
Short name WISE-WaterQuantity
Registration status Released 11 December 2013
Reference URL
Name ETC delivery WISE-SoE: Water Quantity
Short Description Dataservice definition: Dataset contains all time series related to water quantity data, reported by member and collaborating countries. Reported data have been assessed and processed by the ETC-Water and the EEA. Results of quality assessment have been incorporated into the individual data tables.
Definition Updated reference dataset for WISE-SoE Water Quantity is a delivery prepared annually by the European Topic Centre on Water. The dataset is an export from the respective ETC/W working database after incorporating of quality assured data on water quantity collected under the latest WISE-SoE data collection process. After it is approved by the EEA the dataset is published in Waterbase via the EEA Data Service web site.
Methodology for obtaining data The complete and updated European dataset is to be created by the responsible ETC data mangers by exporting the quality assured data from the working database. The dataset can be delivered to the EEA in one of this two formats:

1. Microsoft Access file - a template is downloadable here in the Quick links section. The structure, data definitions or functionality of the template can not be modified.

2. a series of XML files - one XML file for each of the dataset tables. They have to follow the XSD schema, that is also available in the Quick links section.

The actual process and place where the European dataset is to be delivered will be specified later.
Planned updating frequency annual

Dataset tables

Full name Short name
Geographical Entities of Water Quantity ... WQ-GEntities
Characteristics of Rain Gauge Stations WQ-Rain_Gauge_Stations
Characteristics of Reservoirs WQ-Reservoirs
Characteristics of Stream Flow Stations WQ-Stream_Flow_Stations
Characteristics of Wells WQ-Wells
Characteristics of Large Items WQ-Large_Items
Characteristics of Areas WQ-Areas
Water Abstraction Sources WQ-Water_Abstraction_Sources
Water Quantity Time Series WQ-TimeSeries

Other versions

Dataset number Status Release date
141 Released 07 January 2013 [view]
121 Released 18 November 2011 [view]
105 Released 29 March 2011 [view]
88 Released 25 January 2011 [view]
24 Released 08 November 2010 [view]