Wellcome to EUREAU

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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Gross freshwater abstracted

Gross freshwater abstracted is the water removed from any source, either permanently or temporarily. It includes abstraction by the water supply industry (ISIC 36) and direct abstraction by other activities, and water abstracted but returned without use, such as mine water and drainage water.

Source: United Nations Statistics Division, 2010, page 8, W2,1 & W3,1