Global Water Quality Data and Statistics (GEMStat) from UNEP Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme
Entry ID: UNEP_GEMSTAT

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Summary
Abstract: The United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Monitoring System
(GEMS) Water Programme is a multi-faceted water science centre oriented towards
building knowledge on inland quality issues worldwide. The twin goals of the
programme are to improve water quality monitoring and assessment capacity in
participating countries, and to determine the state and trends of regional and
global water quality.

GEMStat.org is designed to provide access to surface and groundwater quality
data and statistics collected from the GEMS/Water Global Network, and
warehoused in a global water quality database called GEMStat. The Global
Network covers over 80 countries, 1,400 stations, two million records, and over
100 parameters.
Related URL
Description: Search for water quality data by continent, region, station.

Description: Viewing GEMS/Water Stations in Google Earth.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme
Dataset Title: Global Water Quality Data and Statistics
Dataset Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Water Programme
Online Resource: http://www.gemstat.org/
Quality Improvements in the quality and quantity of statistical data on all aspects of
water quality are essential for sustainable water resource management. Good
data are needed to set baselines, identify effective public and private
actions, set goals and targets, monitor progress and evaluate impacts, and
other assessments.

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Originating Center
Data Center
UN Global Environmental Monitoring System, Water Programme Office Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.gemstat.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: UN GEMS/WATER PROGRAMME OFFICE
Phone: 1-306-975-6047
Fax: 1-306-975-5143
Email: info at gemswater.org
Contact Address:
UN GEMS/Water Programme Office
c/o National Water Research Institute
867 Lakeshore Road
City: Burlington
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: L7R 4A6
Country: Canada
Distribution
Distribution Media: online
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-06-18
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