KNOEMA: Water Data Atlas

50+ public water-related datasets from the OECD, Eurostat, UNEP and other authoritative sources.


The Water Data Atlas is focused on overall statistics of direct and indirect use of water by industry, water extraction, population connected to public water supply and freshwater resources. It includes data on generation and discharge of wastewater in volume, sewage sludge production and disposal and water abstraction by river basin district. In the Water Data Atlas, you’ll find data on main indicators of water use by country.

Topics covered:
– Environment
– Sanitation facilities
– Water use
– Freshwater resources

Datasets include:
– OECD Wastewater Treatment
– DST Extraction of Water by Region and Water Type
– IBNET The International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities
– Eurostat Fresh water abstraction by source per capita
– UNEP World Environment Situation Database
– 40+ others

Please see reference table WATER.DATASETS that includes the list of all tables/datasets included in this listing, with key details on each table/dataset including name, source, frequency of refresh, source, documentation on data, etc.

Fields include:
– Ground water current level
– Water access
– Water abstraction for public water supply
– Water exploitation index

Sources include Eurostat, OECD, International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities (IBNET), Water Resources Information System, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Datasets are updated within 1-7 days of the most recent data being made available by the underlying reporter. More detail on each of the datasets, fields, and sources included in the share can be found at the link in our documentation.

Use cases
– Researching agricultural water supply
– Researching countries’ water supply and usage
– Estimating industries water demand

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