2021- Consultation on an indicator for groundwater level trend in Europe

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This is an EIONET consultation on a new indicator for groundwater level trend in Europe. The indicator assesses the annual groundwater level change across Europe, for the period 2000-2019 based on WISE SoE water quantity data reported by the Eionet member countries.

Groundwater level trend in Europe

Background information on the methodological implementation is provided under the Supporting Information section of the draft indicator as well as in a separate excel document for your information.

We kindly invite your comments and suggestions to this indicator. The format is that of an EEA indicator assessment, but we have set this consultation through the talkback tool, as this enables us to manage comments in a structured way. Note that the indicator has not yet been through editing nor final graphical layout, so we do not need comments on these aspects at this time.

Section 1 is the indicator assessment. This section provides assessment on the Groundwater level trend at various spatial scales i.e. European, regional, country and station levels. The figures presented will be interactive on the final indicator page with filtering options for country and station levels.  

Section 2 is the supporting information. This section provides detailed information on policy relevance of this indicator, data availability, the methodological aspect, uncertainties, data and information references.

Section 3 is the Further comments. This section allows you to make more general comments.

The data used are available in Waterbase Water Quantity: https://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/waterbase-water-quantity-13

Documents accompanying the consultation are:

  • GWLT_1 – xls Figures
  • GWLT_2 – xls Station level trend
  • GWLT_3 - xls Data for dynamic mapping

The consultation is open until 22nd October 2021.

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We hope you find the draft indicator interesting and look forward to receiving your comments. 

Thank you very much for your expert assistance. 

Files attached to this consultation
Section Comments
1. Indicator assessment 51
2. Supporting Information 34
3. Further comments 14