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


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.
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.unep.org/gemswater/
Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > LAKES/RESERVOIRS Parameter Definition
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER FEATURES > RIVERS/STREAMS Parameter Definition
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ISO Topic Category
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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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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Distribution
Distribution Media: online
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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