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Water Quality 18% open (avg.)

Ranked #11 against other datasets in the Index (avg.)
The Index average ranking for Water Quality is no change from #11 in 2014

About

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source and be updated at least weekly:

  • fecal coliform
  • arsenic
  • fluoride levels
  • nitrates
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids)

Rank Place Breakdown Location (URL) Format Info Prev. (2014) Score
1 Bulgaria
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http://opendata.government.bg/... CSV n/a 90%
1 Bulgaria

The data is published regularly on the Bulgarian government opendata portal.


1 Netherlands
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http://live.waterbase.nl excel n/a 90%
1 Netherlands

QA - review - the license is cc-by 4, as this datasets was found in the CKAN portal, where all datasets share the same license. Data was also timely and was updated to the week of the review.


1 Taiwan
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http://data.gov.tw/node/6308 CSV n/a 90%
1 Taiwan

The item above is about the water quality of reservoirs in different place. The data is about the name of different reservoirs, townships, layer and depth of sample, and details. The data update every month and can be download easily in single file.


4 Singapore
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http://ref.data.gov.sg/Metadat... XLS n/a 80%
4 Singapore

There is water quality report on the open data portal, it is not updated as needed. There is not historical data and the last update was done in March 2015.


5 Ireland
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http://gis.epa.ie/GetData/Down... n/a n/a 75%
5 Ireland

Water Quality is monitored by the Irish EPA and data is publicly released. Only attribution is sought, however no specific licence type is applied.

Data monitoring happens on a regular basis, however, the most recent files available for download are 10 months old indicating data is not provided in a timely and up to date manner

Data is accessible through the following series of steps

  • Access through https://data.gov.ie/dataset/water-quality
  • Click "Direct Link" under Geospatial (which is not a direct link)
  • Brings you to http://gis.epa.ie/
  • Click little arrow under Get Data
  • Click little arrow under EPA Database
  • Select Water Quality and Monitoring
  • Select appropriate file
  • Enter email address at bottom of table
  • Enter email address again
  • Complete Captcha
  • Click "Send"
  • Wait an indeterminate amount of time (after 90 mins at time of writing, no email from EPA has arrived)

On this basis, machine readable category has been set to no as it can not be determined at time of writing


5 Korea, Republic of
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http://www.waternow.go.kr/open... n/a n/a 75%
5 Korea, Republic of

There is no data which meets the minimum criteria in Korea, Republic of. Data about the required chemicals is only available for filtration plants, and this dataset is updated monthly. The data for filtration plants is available on the site called National Waterworks Information System (NWIS) managed by the Ministry of Environment. Data about TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) is not available for filtration plants or water sources. Only data about TS (Total Solids) is available for filtration plants. Data for filtration plants is accessible via Web APIs after the registration.

Available data about water sources in Korea is on the level of the following:

  • water temperature
  • pH
  • DO (Dissolved Oxygen)
  • EC (Electric Conductivity)
  • TOC (Total Organic Carbon)
  • TN (Total Nitrogen)
  • TP (Total Phosphorus)

The data is collected by the National Auto Water Quality Monitoring Network, and it is available at http://www.koreawqi.go.kr/ under the KOGL Type 1, which is an open license. This dataset is also accessible via Web APIs after the registration.


7 Isle of Man
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n/a n/a n/a 70%
7 Isle of Man

https://www.gov.im/categories/the-environment-and-greener-living/isle-of-man-government-laboratory/drinking-water-quality/ all government website sub-domains and statutory bodies websites are actually subject to the standardised national OGL (with the potential exception of maps and postcodes due to contractual uncertainty over dataset supply to Royal Mail PAF and Ordnance Survey despite copyright holder status) but not all website footers have been amended -- and simply not the highest priority in any overloaded and staff capped public sector IT department

area specific water quality results are available on demand by telephone or email

extensive data on equally important bathing water quality: https://www.gov.im/categories/the-environment-and-greener-living/isle-of-man-government-laboratory/bathing-water-quality/


8 France
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http://www.sante.gouv.fr/quali... n/a n/a 65%
8 France

This data is on drinking water and is updated on a daily/weekly basis.

Detailed data on water sources are also available on: - www.eaufrance.fr: documentation and surface water - www.ades.eaufrance.fr: on groundwater data


9 Argentina
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http://www.hidricosargentina.g... HTML n/a 60%
9 Argentina

Data quality

Data has warnings on accuracy, and not all data is available for all locations.

Please check. This is the list of types of data available, I'm not able to determine if this fulfills the requirements of this index:

  • Aforos
  • Altura
  • Altura E.A.N. en Snow Pillow
  • Anemometro Tanque Evaporacion
  • Area de Radiación
  • Caudal Medio Diario
  • Caudal Medio Diario Máximo
  • Caudal Medio Diario Minimo
  • Caudal Medio Mensual
  • CLORUROS
  • Conductividad Eléctrica
  • Conductividad Específica a 25 C
  • Densidad media de nieve
  • Dirección del Viento
  • E.A.N. resultante de cateos
  • Espesor de nieve
  • Evaporacion
  • Heliofania
  • Humedad
  • Lluvia Pluviómetro Tanque Evaporación
  • Long. media del núcleo cateador
  • Nitrógeno Amoniacal Total
  • Nitrógeno de Nitratos
  • Nivel Final de Tanque Evaporación
  • Nivel Inicial Tanque Evaporación
  • Oxígeno Disuelto
  • pH
  • Porcentaje de Oxígeno Disuelto
  • Potencial óxido Reducción
  • Precipitación
  • Presión Atmosférica
  • Profundidad de Medición
  • PROGRESIVA 1
  • PROGRESIVA 2-1
  • PROGRESIVA 2-2
  • PROGRESIVA 3
  • QMax Instantáneo
  • QMin Instantáneo
  • Radiacion Diaria
  • Salinidad
  • Solidos Disueltos Totales
  • Sólidos Disueltos Totales por Evaporación
  • Temperatura Bulbo Humedo
  • Temperatura Bulbo Seco
  • TEMPERATURA DEL AGUA
  • Temperatura Máxima
  • Temperatura Media
  • Temperatura Mánima
  • Temperatura Tanque Evaporacion
  • TURBIDEZ
  • Velocidad del Viento
  • Velocidad del viento máxima
  • Velocidad del viento media

On licensing:

  • Custom license
  • Free
  • Attribution mandatory
  • Personal information required to access

On this page: http://www.hidricosargentina.gov.ar/acceso_bd.php

Text reads "La descarga de datos de la Base de Datos Hidrológica Integrada es libre y gratuita, pero el consultante se compromete a citar a la Subsecretaría de Recursos Hídricos de la Nación, o al organismo responsable de la red correspondiente, como fuente de información en cualquier estudio o trabajo que utilice estos datos."

Other water-related data sources


9 Sweden
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https://www.havochvatten.se/ha... CSV , ... n/a 60%
9 Sweden

Havs- och vattenmyndigheten is an "sub-"authority issued by Ministry of the Environment and Energy (Miljö- och energi­departementet).


9 Canada
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http://www.ec.gc.ca/eaudouce-f... WMS, WFS n/a 60%
9 Canada

Canada as a federation has divisions of powers and responsibilities. At the national level, at the national level Environment Canada has the following responsibilities: "The Fresh Water Quality Monitoring & Surveillance Division focuses on regular monitoring, surveillance and reporting on fresh water quality, and aquatic ecosystem status and trends. These activities help to:

  • Assess threats to fresh water quality and aquatic ecosystems in areas of national and international interest, including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin, the Lake Winnipeg Basin, and the Lower Athabasca River (oil sands area) -Meet federal commitments related to transboundary watersheds (rivers and lakes crossing international, inter-provincial and territorial borders)
  • Support the development , implementation, and assessment of federal regulations including the Chemical Management Plan, the Clean Air Regulatory Agenda, and the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy."

For other fresh water quality data, information seekers would need to contact provincial and municipal authorities.

The data that are available is of varying quality and formats and are made accessible through an interactive tool, GENIE: http://genie.qc.ec.gc.ca/wqmsd_en.aspx

There are commercial restrictions on the re-use of data: http://ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&xml=5830C36B-1773-4E3E-AF8C-B21F54633E0A


9 Denmark
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http://data.geus.dk/geusmap/?m... PC ... n/a 60%
9 Denmark

The data is released as "publicly available and free", but there is no license specified. The data is accessible in three ways: Via an interactive map, via search engine and via Google Earth - as well as in bulk download.


13 Benin
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n/a xls n/a 55%
13 Benin

The quality of the water is analysed daily by the national water company. There is 4 laboratories in the country, each with his operating area. The data are available for free after a request at the company.

source: 1. http://www.soneb.com/soneb2/04-info-eau/qualite-eau.php


13 Kazakhstan
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n/a EXCEL ... n/a 55%
13 Kazakhstan

Open Data Portal also contains information about Changes of complex index of water pollution in the rivers, reservoirs, lakes and canals of the Republic of Kazakhstan in json format: data.egov.kz. The information provided by government officials in Kazakhstan (by default) is open for reuse, publishing as cited by the law.


15 India
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https://data.gov.in/catalog/wa... CSV, Excel n/a 50%
15 India

OGD India gives an exhaustive amount of data with regard to Water Quality. The data is in open format and machine readable, Bulk download facility is available on Data Portal India. Data published on data Portal are Open and comes under the policy NDSAP and it's totally open. Data for water quality is also available on CPCB database http://cpcbedb.nic.in/


15 Israel
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http://www.health.gov.il/Subje... XLS n/a 50%
15 Israel

The measurements are done on a sporadical basis. Data is updated every 3 months. In addition, not all chemicals are assessed for each water source.


15 United States
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15 United States

On openly-licensed: "USGS-authored or produced data and information are considered to be in the U.S. public domain. While the content of most USGS Web pages is in the U.S. public domain, not all information, illustrations, or photographs on our site are. Some non USGS photographs, images, and/or graphics that appear on USGS Web sites are used by the USGS with permission from the copyright holder. These materials are generally marked as being copyrighted. To use these copyrighted materials, you must obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law."

This website also does not seem to show fecal coliform, arsenic levels, nor total dissolved solids.

Some data sets were downloadable (in .txt) but others weren't. Not sure if they were in bulk because I had to use a search engine rather than download a complete data set.


18 Colombia
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http://sig.anla.gov.co:8083/ n/a n/a 45%
18 Colombia

Se incluye el visor con el sistema de información ambiental en Colombia-SIAC. En la url http://sig.anla.gov.co:8083/resources/Manuales/InformacionSIAC.pdf podrá encontrar el contenido del SIAC, con datos de calidad del agua.

Por otra parte, podrá encontrar en las siguientes url más información con el estado del agua en Colombia:

https://www.siac.gov.co/contenido/contenido.aspx?catID=860&conID=1373

https://www.siac.gov.co/contenido/contenido.aspx?catID=815&conID=1374

https://www.siac.gov.co/contenido/contenido.aspx?catID=815&conID=1375


18 Brazil
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http://portalpnqa.ana.gov.br/a... n/a n/a 45%
18 Brazil

Data is outdated as this is a report from the year 2004.

Other potential but unusable sources:

http://dados.saude.gov.br/dataset/situacao_de_saude/resource/6dda9432-5c16-4aa1-8e30-4114041378b1 (link is broken)

http://bvsms.saude.gov.br/bvs/publicacoes/vigilancia_controle_qualidade_agua.pdf (has only methodological information, but no measurements)

http://www.geoprocessamento.icict.fiocruz.br/svs/agua/atlas.htm (has no pollutant data)


20 Jersey
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http://issuu.com/jerseywater/d... n/a n/a 35%
20 Jersey

Jersey Water is the sole provider of drinking water on the Island. The government is the majority shareholder (Approximately 74%)

The local open data lobby will contact Jersey Water to ask if the data can be made available online, in bulk, on a timely basis in a machine readable format under an open licence.


20 Botswana
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http://www.water.gov.bw/images... n/a n/a 35%
20 Botswana

Surveys and samplings are done but datasets are shallow


20 Romania
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http://www.ms.ro/?pag=295 n/a n/a 35%
20 Romania

The National Authority „Romanian Waters” collects the data and publishes occasionally synthesis:

http://www.rowater.ro/Lists/Sinteza%20de%20calitate%20a%20apelor/AllItems.aspx

But the raw data is not available.


20 Guatemala
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http://www.insivumeh.gob.gt/hi... n/a n/a n/a 35%
20 Hong Kong
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http://www.wsd.gov.hk/en/water... n/a n/a 35%
20 Hong Kong

Only have yearly pdfs and nothing in data.gov.hk from this department yet. These are the 2014-2015 files:

http://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/en/content_135/drinking_a-e.pdf http://www.wsd.gov.hk/filemanager/en/content_135/drinking_b-e.pdf


20 Cayman Islands
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http://www.waterauthority.ky/u... n/a n/a 35%
20 Cayman Islands

It is uncertain if the data exists.


20 Guernsey
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http://www.water.gg/your-water... n/a n/a 35%
20 Guernsey

Can only see data up to 2013


20 Ecuador
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http://www.agua.gob.ec/bibliot... n/a n/a 35%
20 Ecuador

Secretaría Nacional del Agua makes research studies about water quality like this one: http://www.agua.gob.ec/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/07/InformeCocaFinal1.pdf. A few of them, outdated in pdf format, are available at their website, http://www.agua.gob.ec/biblioteca/ ("Informes").


20 Puerto Rico
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http://www2.pr.gov/agencias/jc... n/a n/a n/a 35%
20 Moldova, Republic of
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http://www.meteo.md/monitor/mo... n/a n/a n/a 35%
20 Morocco
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http://www.water.gov.ma/userfi... n/a n/a 35%
20 Morocco

URL licence http://www.water.gov.ma/userfiles/file/depliant%20francais.pdf


20 Portugal
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http://www.ersar.pt/xCelcius/S... n/a n/a n/a 35%
20 Latvia
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https://www.meteo.lv/lapas/vid... n/a n/a 35%
20 Latvia

There are several institutions monitoring water quality. VSIA "Latvijas Vides, ģeoloģijas un meteoroloģijas centrs" (http://www.meteo.lv) gathers most of the data: http://parissrv.lvgmc.lv/#viewType=home_view There is no protocol for data to be updated on weekly basis. Some of the chemicals for example "fecal coliform" only is tested if there is a request for it.


20 Belgium
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http://www.milieurapport.be/Up... n/a n/a 35%
20 Belgium

I had two issues in my search for this data. 1. Water quality is a regional, not federal, matter. The global census prevents me to link to more than one source for the data, which is in this case hard to do.

  1. Lack of definition of the dataset. Is this about water surfaces? Of water ways or watercourses? Of also of lakes, the seashore, etc? Or is it about ground water? Potable water, sewage water,...

Data is very dispersed. The Walloon region has a good tool to search the quality of potable water in your street, with levels of hardness and chemicals. Flanders also has a seperate webpage with data on swimming water quality. In lakes, swimming pools and the sea. They also have extensive reports and different datasets on water quality of measuring on the OpenDataForum.

So although a lot is going on water quality data in our regional governments, there is no easy way of measuring this on a national scale.


20 Pakistan
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http://www.mocc.gov.pk/gop/ind... n/a n/a 35%
20 Pakistan

Only partial data for some cities is available.


20 Jamaica
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http://www.nwcjamaica.com/WATE... n/a n/a 35%
20 Jamaica

The National Water Commission (NWC), as Jamaica’s premier water service provider, distributes more than 90% of the potable water in the country, serving more than 2,000,000 persons daily through more than 400,000 legal customer accounts. More than 500,000 Jamaicans are also served by sewerage services provided by the NWC.


20 Grenada
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http://www.nawasa.gd/resources... n/a n/a n/a 35%
20 Australia
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20 Australia

It appears that there is no national aggregation of this data, except at a high level (http://www.nwc.gov.au/nwi/biennial-assessments), but individual water authorities around the country, of which there are many, publish water quality data in their annual reports. There are national guidelines and requirements that all water authorities publish data on drinking water quality, however all this data with very few exceptions was only available in PDF reports, and nowhere centrally discoverable. Some examples below:

Overall report with some indicators at http://www.nwc.gov.au/publications/topic/nprs/npr-2013-urban

Sydney - http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/water-the-environment/how-we-manage-sydney-s-water/waterquality/our-monitoring-program/index.htm

NSW - http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/water/Pages/Drinking-Water-Quality-and-Incidents.aspx

NT - http://www.health.nt.gov.au/Environmental_Health/Water_Quality/

SA - could only find http://www.pay.sawater.sa.gov.au/NR/rdonlyres/A9EDDE34-3A8E-40EA-9914-64441C7721AE/0/DrinkingWaterQualityReport201314.pdf


38 Kyrgyzstan
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38 Kyrgyzstan

State Agency on Environment Protection and Forestry provides information about environment in the country.


38 Switzerland
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http://www.bafu.admin.ch/wasse... n/a n/a 30%
38 Switzerland

For more information about the underlying datasets contact the Surface Water Hydrology Section of FOEN.


38 Austria
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http://www.trinkwasserinfo.at/... n/a n/a 30%
38 Austria

There are 2 main sources on this indicator - A) Drinking Water Info Portal by Austrian Environment Agency (http://www.trinkwasserinfo.at/, see also more infos here: http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/umweltsituation/wasser/trinkwasser/) and B) Water Quality info & data by The Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (see: http://gis.bmlfuw.gv.at/at.lfrz.wisadwh/Home.html = water information system Austria).

As often in environmental area the data is not fully open but caught in maps and reports etc - but its available timely and updated continuously.


41 Spain
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http://www.msssi.gob.es/profes... n/a n/a 20%
41 Spain

The Náyade project provides the dataset for Water Quality under the National Law 1341/2007, but it does not matches the evaluation criteria:

  • Only the "Enterococos Intestinales" and "Escherichia Coli" levels are meassured (fecal bacteries)
  • There's no evidence of meassures for arsenic, fluoride levels or nitrates.

The Náyade project publish the information on a yearly basis and no evidence of re-using policy was found. The Spanish Open Data Portal offers water quality datasets with open licensing for some regions.


41 Mexico
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http://www.agua.org.mx/index.p... n/a n/a 20%
41 Mexico

There are several websites that have references to water quality data.

There are several more updated reports that have water quality assessments of various water body sources.

http://www.conagua.gob.mx/CONAGUA07/Publicaciones/Publicaciones/EAM2014.pdf

There is also the water data portal: http://201.116.60.25/sina/Default5.aspx?tab=2

And also water documents library: http://www.agua.org.mx/index.php/biblioteca-tematica/usos-del-agua/uso-domestico-del-agua-urbano-y-rural/1280-metodos-de-purificacion-de-agua?start=10

However, I can't find any downloadable dataset of the parameters.


41 Greece
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41 Greece

For Bathing Water Until 2013 the data published on the website geodata.gov.gr http://geodata.gov.gr/geodata/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=30&sobi2Id=237&Itemid=

Also there are some data for 2014 but not public available in http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/gr/eu/nbwd/envvjao5w/

For Drinking Water There are some data for 2013 in http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/gr/eu/dwd/


41 Uruguay
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http://www.ose.com.uy/calidad_... n/a n/a 20%
41 Uruguay

Sparse information from specific studies has been compiled by an NGO (http://vidasilvestre.org.uy/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/informeaguafinalcm1.pdf) but no official source for national-level water quality data.

On a local level, updated and quality information can be found for the capital (Montevideo): http://www.montevideo.gub.uy/ciudad-y-cultura/deportes-y-playas/playasciudad-y-cultura/deportes-y-playas/playasciudad-y-cultura/deportes-y-playas/playas/metodologia-de/informes


45 Côte d'Ivoire
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n/a n/a n/a 15%
45 Côte d'Ivoire

The National Drinking Water Office realises daily analysis of the drinking water, but the résults are not published by default. The user need to send a request to have the data.


46 United Kingdom
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46 United Kingdom

Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) collects data from private companies in this link. It contains the following aggregated information:

  • The Drinking Water Inspectorate Annual Report 2014 provides an overview of the quality of public and private water supplies in England and Wales.
  • Regional reports covering the four regions of England and additionally Wales and summarising the testing and results of water quality tests, events and technical audit activity in the region. As you are aware there are examples of data for parts of the country available directly from the relevant water companies
  • Private water supplies - Presented as separate reports for England and Wales and publishing numbers and types of supplies, a summary of monitoring results and case studies.
  • Company data look up tables – data on each of the 27 private water companies
  • Water Company Statistics
  • Drinking Water Quality Events
  • Prosecutions and Cautions

Data is not in weekly reports level, parameters are not from source level and is not in open formats.


46 Luxembourg
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http://www.drenkwaasser.lu/ n/a n/a 10%
46 Luxembourg

Individual communes must control the quality of their drinking water by law, and are supposed to publish water quality bulletins; the actual level of openness varies vastly. In the best case, the website of the cummune contains a PDF that can be a couple of months old, and usually forbids reuse, e.g. http://www.topographie.lu/global_data/pdf/eaux/wasseranalysen_komplett/ZONE2_C_d431c5cc-3484-45ad-870d-c23e9bcc5639.pdf

It is unknown whether all communes even digitalise their water quality bulletins.


46 Montserrat
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46 Montserrat

Montserrat Utilities Ltd was formed through the merger of the existing electricity (Monlec) and water (MWA) utilities. On completion of the merger process, MUL acquired all the assets, liabilities, duties and privileges of the predecessor organisations, and began operation under new legislation (the Utility Act).

MUL therefore became an umbrella company for the predecessor organizations, Montserrat Electricity Services Ltd. and Montserrat Water Authority, which continue to be responsible for electricity and water on Montserrat.

It is unclear if they have data for water quality regarding fecal coliform, arsenic, fluoride levels, nitrates and TDS (total dissolved solids).


46 Albania
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http://www.mjedisi.gov.al/al/d... n/a n/a 10%
46 Albania

These data is made available from the authorities, but is not easily accessible.


46 Cameroon
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46 Cameroon

La Camerounaise Des Eaux is a public utility in charge of water production and distribution to citizens in Cameroon. Data resulting from the analysis of water quality it undertakes, is not available to the public. It describes in its website the battery of analysis done periodically to assess if water quality matches regulations and norms, but no information on their findings is published; http://www.la-cde.com/fr/espace-pro/qualite-de-leau.html

There are many official (Centre Pasteur du Cameroun) and private laboratories that undertake regularly analysis of water quality for various goals... but regularity is not given and results are not systematically published. http://www.geofor.biz/index.php/fr/nos-services/forage-d-eau


46 Bolivia, Plurinational State of
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46 Bolivia, Plurinational State of

This is the site where the data is, not available to the public: http://www.aaps.gob.bo/?cat=136


46 Jordan
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http://www.miyahuna.com.jo/Dri... n/a n/a 10%
46 Jordan

This data couldn't be found on the Jordanian Ministry of Environment's website, http://www.moenv.gov.jo/Ar/Pages/default.aspx


46 Germany
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46 Germany

Data exist, but didn't found it as open data see http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/themen/wasser/trinkwasser/trinkwasserqualitaet/daten-zur-trinkwasserqualitaet "Die EG-Trinkwasserrichtlinie verpflichtet die Mitgliedstaaten, der EU-Kommission alle drei Jahre über die Trinkwasserbeschaffenheit zu berichten. Der jüngste Bericht von BMG und UBA an die EU-Kommission berücksichtigt die Jahre 2008 bis 2010. Die Qualität des Trinkwassers ist exzellent - über 99 Prozent der Proben hält Grenzwerte ein."

For Hamburg another dataset exists (other indicators as mentionend above) https://gateway.hamburg.de/hamburggateway/fvp/fv/BSU/wasserguete/wfWassergueteAnfrageListe.aspx?sid=37# but requesting the data didn't work as of 25/09/15

No dataset for Germany found on opengovdata.de but for the city of Bonn http://opendata.bonn.de/dataset/trinkwasseranalyse


46 South Africa
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46 South Africa

The department of water and sanitation monitors the quality of South African water through programs such as the Blue Drop System. It is not clear how to get at the data or in what form it is available.


46 Japan
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46 Japan

Water Quality data is available on this page. Yearly published.

Comparizon with minimum requirement and this dataset.

  • fecal coliform 大腸菌 < OK
  • arsenic ヒ素 < OK
  • fluoride levels フッ素 < OK
  • nitrates 硝酸 < OK
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids) 総溶解固形分 < Not available

Also, each prefectures publish their own inspects from their web page. Some of those data are available monthly/yearly, not Open.


46 Czech Republic
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46 Czech Republic

The National Institute of Public Health publishes a report every year, it's a quite thorough one, but in pdf only. However, there is no information about TDS (all the other chemicals are monitored), therefore I'm marking this dataset as non-existing


57 Slovakia
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Slovakia

Data was submitted by Fair Play Alliance and Jano Suchal


57 Norway
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Norway

The data is not available now. However, the data will be made available, open and licenced, with all the criteria present in the dataset, later in 2015.


57 Niger
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Niger

Daily analisys is done by the company, and the data can be delivered for free on demand.


57 Turkey
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Turkey

Can only logging with username to get infomation. Can not acces data set easly.

http://cbs.cevresaglik.gov.tr/cevresaglik/giris.aspx


57 Nepal
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Burkina Faso
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Burkina Faso

The water and sanitation agency is the one who have water quality data at the national level. The quality of the water is measured daily, but not published by default. It can however be accessed from the agency when requested . The ministry of agriculture and water also collect water quality data in some areas of the country for the need of some projects, and these data are also publicly available.


57 Bahrain
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57 Bahrain

Bahrain has a Supreme Council for Environment, but no website for this organisation can be found and it is unknown if it collects or publishes any data on water quality.


57 Ukraine
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57 Costa Rica
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Costa Rica

No official resource offers this data to the public.


57 Kosovo
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Kosovo

They refer to water quality monitoring here. http://www.niph-kosova.org/


57 Iran, Islamic Republic of
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57 Iran, Islamic Republic of

We were not able to find this data on the website for the Department of Environment, http://www.doe.ir/


57 Bermuda
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Bermuda

It is uncertain if data exists


57 Barbados
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Philippines
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Cambodia
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Cambodia

The directory over the list of ministries available in Cambodia can be found from here http://www.cdc-crdb.gov.kh/cdc/other_link/ministry.htm and no data found from Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology http://www.mowram.gov.kh/


57 Iceland
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57 Iceland

There is several reports listing water quality issues in Iceland and a gov presentation stating they collect it:

http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/env/documents/2012/wat/workshops/Nordic_Baltic_Seminar_Oslo/7.Iceland_-_Presentation_Water_and_saniation.pdf

However it seems it is a local responsibility and the data is not public.


57 Finland
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n/a n/a n/a 5%
57 Finland

In Finland local bodies are responsible for water quality testing. Every year the data is sent to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health which then compiles it and sends it to the EU.

http://www.samk.fi/download/27214_Summary.pdf

These reports don't seem to be public, but robust data collection seems to be happening as Finland is renown for high water quality standards. They also measure radioactivity of water.

http://www.stuk.fi/web/en/topics/food-and-drinking-water/radioactivity-in-drinking-water


74 Ethiopia
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Rwanda
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Guinea
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Guinea

The guinea water point service is doing daily analysis of water quality, but no evidence about the availability of the data


74 Mali
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Dominican Republic
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http://datos.gob.do/dataset/da... Excel n/a n/a 0%
74 Thailand
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http://wqmonline.com/ n/a n/a 0%
74 Thailand

This is a web application. It allowed public access through login page as 'guest'


74 Kenya
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74 Kenya

The National Environment Management Authority responsible for this information might hold data, website (http://www.nema.go.ke/) is down at the moment- no other way to ascertain whether or not official information exists.

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation does not handle water quality tests, research and regulation.


74 Senegal
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Panama
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Tanzania, United Republic of
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Tanzania, United Republic of

After doing several background checks , i have not managed to see any official government data which includes all these items.


74 Paraguay
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74 Paraguay

In Paraguay DIGESA 1 (General Direction of Environmental Sanitation, dependent of the Ministry of Public Health and Welfare) and SENASA 2 (Servicio Nacional de Saneamiento Ambiental or National Environmental Sanitation Service) are the responsible for measuring water quality for all types of water, superficial and underground. Most drinking water (80%) in Paraguay comes from groundwater.

No public information is available on water quality measurements are publicly available, an after consultation public officials stated that the measurements are performed periodically, yearly or upon request.

The above mentioned information does not comply with the management and weakly publication of water quality measurements.

References:


74 Togo
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Turks and Caicos Islands
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Turks and Caicos Islands

it is uncertain if the data exists.


74 China
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 China

The water quality data is currently not published at the national level. Besides, the current regulation only requires the Environment agency monitor and collect data on a monthly (at least) basis. So it does not meet the minimum criteria of the index


74 Chile
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Chile

There is a government platform of Water Quality which shows every sanitary control, but it does not include information about fecal coliform, arsenic, fluoride levels, nitrates nor TDS (Total dissolved solids)


74 Tunisia
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Tunisia

The National Water Distribution Utility website (http://www.sonede.com.tn/) has few information about water ressources and their projects. However, the minimum requirements are not satisfied (no information about the level of chemicals by water source)


74 Tajikistan
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Tajikistan

The quality of water is managed by different state agencies like the Standardization Agency, Sanitary Epidemic Station, and the Laboratory of the Department on Water quality under the local governments or municipalities.


74 Azerbaijan
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Azerbaijan

It doesn’t exist in the website of Azersu and Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Republic. And they don’t share information about this. But you can find it in different websites which is not updated information (http://sei.az/upload/files/azsustandart_final.pdf)


74 Trinidad and Tobago
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Trinidad and Tobago

It is uncertain if the data exists.


74 Georgia
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Georgia

Unfortunately, information on water quality and pollutants in water is only available by the companies contracted to manage the water. JumpStart requested water quality data in the past and the company Georgia Water & Power made us jump through a lot of hoops to get the most meager of data in PDF format.


74 Oman
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Oman

The Ministry of Environment and Climatic Affairs ( http://moeca.gov.om/ ) is responsible for environment issues and violations of environmental laws and the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources ( http://mrmwr.gov.om/ ) is responsible for regulate the use of water resources in the country. It is not clear which body has data on water pollution and/or if any of this information is available to the public.


74 United Arab Emirates
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 United Arab Emirates

It is unknown if the UAE collects or publishes any data relating to water quality.


74 Italy
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http://www.sintai.sinanet.apat... XML n/a 0%
74 Italy

INSPRA presents data through the European portal on the water In particular is some information on this tab. http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/it/eu/uwwt/envt1ogcg The dataset is not updated since 2012.


74 Kuwait
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Kuwait

We could not find any data about the quality of water on ministry of electricity and water official website (http://www.mew.gov.kw).


74 Saudi Arabia
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Saudi Arabia

It is unknown if such data exists in Saudi. Saudi has a Ministry for Water and Electricity ( http://www.mowe.gov.sa/ ) who could be responsible for this matter, but no information in regard to water pollution could be found on its website.


74 Guyana
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Guyana

It is uncertain if water quality data exists


74 Malaysia
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Malaysia

There are no datasets available. In Malaysia, there is no centralized water quality management. For an example, there are private institutions such as Syabas Sdn Bhd that covers state level water quality for Selangor.


74 Iraq
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Iraq

We could not find anything on the Iraqi Ministry of Environment's website (http://www.moen.gov.iq/), and not on the eGov Portal (http://www.egov.gov.iq/)


74 Qatar
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Qatar

Qatar has a Ministry of Environment ( https://twitter.com/qatar_moe - official website does not work ), but it could not be verified if it collects or publishes any data on water quality.


74 Syria
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Algeria
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74 Algeria

When we checked this year, the site for the Ministry of Environment was down (http://www.matet.dz/), so was that of the Ministry of Water Resources (http://www.mre.gov.dz/)


74 Russian Federation
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Russian Federation

Russia is a huge country and water quality is responsibility of regional governments. Thats why there is no centralized service or dataset for this type of data.


74 El Salvador
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 El Salvador

There is a PDF report from 2009: http://www.snet.gob.sv/ver/hidrologia/monitoreo+hidrologico/calidad+de+agua/calidad+de+agua+2009/ but not complete information from the water quality is available.


74 Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
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74 Libya
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Libya

No available dataset on water quality. The Ministry of Water Resources has a website, but it is not up yet. Most of its updates are streamed through its Facebook page (https://goo.gl/YyDGN3)


74 Lebanon
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Lebanon

There is no data whatsoever about water quality.


74 Egypt
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Egypt

We found this site but it has no recent data, just old reports http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/arabic/main/env_water.asp

And the water section of new site of the ministry is still under construction http://www.eeaa.gov.eg:8080/en-us/topics/water/freshwater.aspx


74 Nigeria
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Water Resources should have been the agency responsible for publishing water quality in the control, but it has not yet been available. While not sure if this is done by paper works, it is still far fetched as no reports has been published on water quality in Nigeria.

An alternative government portal that should have addressed water quality indicators in the country could have been the Nigeria Millennium Development Goals Information System but water quality described in their data only states physical structures of water source and not chemical components.


74 Sudan
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 St. Vincent & the Grenadines
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Saint Lucia
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Saint Lucia

It is uncertain if the data for water quality exists. In fact, Saint Lucia does experience a lot of drought issues every months due to mainly pipelines burst on the roads.


74 Saint Kitts and Nevis
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Saint Kitts and Nevis

It is uncertain if water quality in St. Kitts and Nevis exists


74 Dominica
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Dominica

Unsure if data exists, but there is no information online as to the quality of the water. The authority that directly responsible for water and its quality is DOWASCO (Dominica Water and Sewerage company). The website is http://www.dowasco.dm/.

The only information about water quality can be found at the link: http://www.dowasco.dm/index.php/water-quality. Again not in the format that this survey requires.


74 Bahamas
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Bahamas

It is uncertain if water quality data exists in the Bahamas


74 Aruba
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Aruba

it is uncertain if water quality data in Aruba exists.


74 Antigua and Barbuda
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n/a n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Timor-Leste
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Timor-Leste

There are no dedicated department(s) nor ministry found from the official website Government of Timor-Leste http://timor-leste.gov.tl/?lang=en nor from the list of directories in the the official website Ministry of State Administration http://www.estatal.gov.tl/English/Directorates/Director_main.html that would cover the water quality at national level for Timor-Leste.


74 Myanmar
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n/a n/a n/a 0%
74 Myanmar

No evidence showing from the President's Officer website that the data is exist. http://www.myanmarpresidentoffice.info/en/ and the dedicated webpage for the cabinet ministries is empty http://www.myanmarpresidentoffice.info/en/?q=cabinet/ministries so no way to find out who are the responsible minister involve. I have found a 3rd party website http://www.ourweb.info/01/directory/myanmar/005/ that provide a list of ministries official websites but some of these websites are not found.

Kindly note that there is a high possibility that Myanmar government did not update each of these ministries websites so there is an error while trying to gain access to these websites.


74 Indonesia
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