DATASET

Scenarios of nitrogen and phosphorus point sources in European freshwater (v. mar.2019)

Collection: WPI : Water Pressure Indicators 

Description

Spatial dataset consisting of scenarios of annual nutrient point sources emissions estimated at freshwater functional elementary catchment level and included in the model GREEN (Grizzetti et al., 2012; March 2019 version) according to four European nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) management scenarios:

1. Reference – REF: historical conditions (year 2012)

2. Business as Usual – BAU: implementation of current level of investments in water protection foreseen under Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) and the Rural Development Programme

3. Nutrient Scenario – NUTR: includes a full or enhanced implementation of two EU Directives, the UWWTD for collecting and treating wastewater from urban agglomerations, and the Nitrates Directive to protect freshwater from agricultural pollution

4. High Technically Feasible Reduction – MTFR: assumes all wastewaters in the EU are treated at the maximum level of nutrient reduction currently possible, while mineral fertilisers are applied to an optimal level

Sources of nutrients comprise domestic and industrial discharges. Emissions are estimated as mean value for the 2010s (Vigiak et al., 2019). In GREEN model, nutrients are reduced by attenuation processes in freshwater reaches.

The river basin hydrological data model is based on Catchment Characterisation and Modelling (Vogt et al., 2007; https://data.jrc.ec.europa.eu/dataset/fe1878e8-7541-4c66-8453-afdae7469221) as well as the European catchments and river network system (Ecrins , version 1 - European Environment Agency)

Contact

Email
EU-HUB-WATER-AGRICULTURE (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Bruna Grizzetti
  • Olga Vigiak
  • Angel Udias Moinelo
  • Alberto Aloe
  • Michela Zanni
  • Faycal Bouraoui
  • Alberto Pistocchi
    0000-0002-3696-873X
  • Chiara Dorati
  • Rene Friedland
  • Ad De Roo
  • Carlos Benitez Sanz
  • Adrian Leip
  • Maria Bielza

How to cite

Grizzetti, Bruna; Vigiak, Olga; Udias Moinelo, Angel ; Aloe, Alberto; Zanni, Michela; Bouraoui, Faycal; Pistocchi, Alberto; Dorati, Chiara; Friedland, Rene; De Roo, Ad; Benitez Sanz, Carlos; Leip, Adrian; Bielza, Maria (2020): Scenarios of nitrogen and phosphorus point sources in European freshwater (v. mar.2019). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/2f4233f9-c8fe-45b2-b4bd-d26dd75bdc0c

Data access

Scenarios of nitrogen and phosphorus point sources in European freshwater - (v. mar.2019) - File geodatabase
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  • File geodatabase distribution containing the following classes:

    1. Main table class greenFecPointSourcesScomp_vrsMar2019 containing scenario specific records of annual point sources emissions (nitrogen and phosphorus) for Ecrins functional elementary catchments.

    2. Feature class C_ZHYD containing a subset of ECRINS (EEA) functional elementary catchment geometries to be linked to previous table class via primary/foreign key ZHYD

    Refer to item specific geodatabase metadata (also available in pdf format inside download package) for more information

Scenarios of nitrogen and phosphorus point sources in European freshwater - (v. mar.2019) - Map Viewer
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  • Web-mapping application displaying geographic roll-up / drill-down of point sources to freshwater network over administrative and hydrological geo-hierarchies as well as providing nutrient reduction scenario data at attribute level. Data , stored at granularity of Ecrins functional elementary catchments (FEC), are summarized over 4 level administrative, 3 level hydrological as well as 2 level official river basin district hierarchies. Map viewer defaults to nitrogen point sources over administrative areas. Upon different layer selection it is possible to display different nutrient types over different hierarchies. Hierarchical level display is constrained to chosen zoom level. Attribute access provided upon mouse clicks on active map layers.

    Considered scenarios as follows (data available for displaying in pop-up window):

    1. Business As Usual (BAU) 2. Nutrient Reduction (NUTR) 3. High Technically Feasible Reduction

    (MTFR) 4. Reference (REF)

Publications

Publication
How EU policies could reduce nutrient pollution in European inland and coastal waters
Grizzetti, B., Vigiak, O., Udias, A., Aloe, A., Zanni, M., Bouraoui, F., Pistocchi, A., Dorati, C., Friedland, R., De Roo, A., Benitez Sanz, C., Leip, A., Bielza, M., 2021. How EU policies could reduce nutrient pollution in European inland and coastal waters. Global Environmental Change 69, 10228

Geographic areas

Europe

Spatial coverage

Type Value
WKT
POLYGON((-11 71.2,51 71.2,51 32.6,-11 32.6,-11 71.2))

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2012-01-01 2012-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2020-11-16
Modified date
2021-06-14
Issued date
2020-10-12
Data theme(s)
Agriculture, fisheries, forestry and food, Environment
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/2f4233f9-c8fe-45b2-b4bd-d26dd75bdc0c
Popularity
01 Oct 2021: 1 visits