European bathing water quality in 2014
Good bathing water quality is critically important for Europeans. It plays a large role in helping people to plan holidays and leisure activities. It is therefore also of great importance to Europe's tourism industry, as clean and safe water is a major factor in continuing to attract visitors from all over the world. To allow citizens to make an informed choice of beach, the European Union (EU) publishes an annual report on the quality of coastal and inland bathing areas, based on data reported by EU Member States and other European countries. Since 2009, the European Environment Agency (EEA)... and its European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters have prepared the report in cooperation with the European Commission's Directorate-General for the Environment. This report provides a comprehensive summary of the quality of bathing waters in the Member States of the European Union (as well as in Switzerland and Albania) in the 2014 bathing season. It thus gives an indication of the areas where the quality of bathing water is expected to be good during 2015. The report also shows the evolution of bathing water quality from 1990 to 2014.
- Corporate author(s): European Environment Agency (EU body or agency) Themes: Environment policy and protection of the environment, Environmental regulations
- Subject: bathing water, environmental standard, quality of the environment, report
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