The European Water Statistics database, developed by Eurostat, includes data on global water resources and use, including abstractions and use by economic activity. Specifically, the European Water Statistics database includes: water resources (per year, long-term average), abstractions from water resources by origin (fresh surface water & groundwater, other sources), water use by supply scheme and by economic activity group, connection rates to wastewater treatment by type and level of treatment, wastewater treatment infrastructure, generation and disposal of sewage sludge, and generation of aquatic pollution by source and its discharge by type of treatment.
Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high-quality statistics for Europe. While fulfilling its mission, Eurostat promotes the following values: respect and trust, fostering excellence, promoting innovation, service orientation, professional independence. Looking for ways to continually improve its products and services, Eurostat gained the European Foundation for Quality Management “Committed to Excellence” recognition in November 2016. Providing the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions is a key task.