ETC/ICM Report 1/2017: Use of Freshwater Resources in Europe 2002-2014 - An assessment based on water quantity accounts

15 Jun 2017

Nils Hettich

The European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters published the first report on Use of freshwater resources in Europe 2002-2012 - Supplementary document to the European Environment Agency’s core set indicator 018 in April 2016. This second report is the updated version of that report by means of new data involvement. The current update covers spatial and temporal expansion of the European water quantity accounts with special focus on water use by economic sectors. The spatial cover of the European water quantity accounts expands to all member and cooperating countries of the European Environment Agency, while temporal coverage has been expanded from 2002 up to 2014. 

This report is a building block of the EEA water accounts and a supporting document to the EEA’s CSI 018 “Use of freshwater resourcesindicator, and discusses in more detail the status of renewable water resources, water abstractions by environmental assets, water use by economic sectors. 

Prepared by:

EEA member: Nihat Zal

ETC/ICM members: George Bariamis, Alexandros Zachos, Evangelos Baltas, Maria Mimikou (NTUA), editor: Anita Künitzer (UFZ)

Published by: ETC/ICM, June 2017, 75 pp.