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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 – Production of electricity (cooling)

The total gross abstraction of water used for cooling in the production of electricity is water which is used to absorb and remove heat. In this questionnaire cooling water is broken down into cooling water used in the generation of electricity in power stations, and cooling water used in other industrial processes.

Source: Data Collection Manual for the OECD/Eurostat Joint Questionnaire on Inland Waters, version.2.2. September 2008, page 41, definition no.18.