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EUREAU is the voice of Europe’s drinking water and waste water service operators which collectively provide water services to more than 400 Million people. Both, the private and the public sector are represented.


Today, the organisation counts 30 members from 27 countries. The members are national associations from EU and EFTA countries.

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Total gross abstraction for agriculture, forestry, fishing – of which for irrigation

The total gross abstraction for agriculture, forestry or fishing is water which is applied to soils in order to increase their moisture content and to provide for normal plant growth.

Source: Data Collection Manual for the OECD/Eurostat Joint Questionnaire on Inland Waters, version.2.2. September 2008, page 41, definition no.17.