Water: Indicators

Indicators assessing and illustrating the status and trends of the environment in the issue area of water with a selection of key sizes.

Indicatore Name State Trend
Annual mean temperature State: impossible to evaluate Trend: negative
Area reserved for promoting biodiversity State: poor Trend: positive
Bathing water quality State: good Trend: positive
Biological status of surface waters State: poor Trend: unsatisfactory
Connection rate to wastewater treatment plants State: good Trend: positive
Consumption of medicinal products State: impossible to evaluate Trend: negative
Damage caused by floods, debris flows, landslides and fall processes State: poor Trend: impossible to evaluate
Discharge forecasts State: medium Trend: unsatisfactory
Drinking water use State: good Trend: positive
Flood events State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Groundwater levels and spring discharge rates State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Groundwater temperature State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Low-flow events State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Mean flow State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Nitrate in groundwater State: poor Trend: unsatisfactory
Nutrients in watercourses State: medium Trend: unsatisfactory
Phosphorus concentration in lakes State: medium Trend: positive
Production of hydropower State: medium Trend: positive
Public investment in protection against natural hazards in accordance with WBG and WaG State: good Trend: positive
Regionalisation of wastewater management State: impossible to evaluate Trend: positive
Sealed area State: poor Trend: negative
Settlement and urban area State: impossible to evaluate Trend: negative
Structure of watercourses State: poor Trend: impossible to evaluate
Surface water pollution by wastewater State: impossible to evaluate Trend: impossible to evaluate
Temperature of watercourses State: medium Trend: negative
VOC in groundwater State: poor Trend: positive
Exportierte Stickstoff-Fracht
Hohe Seepegelstände
Schneemenge
Stickstoff-Bilanz in der Landwirtschaft
Verkäufe von Pflanzenschutzmitteln
Wasserbilanz und Wasserspeicher
Wasser-Fussabdruck pro Person

Further information

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