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Identifier UWWTDArt15
Short name UWWTDArt15
Registration status Released 18 July 2016
Reference URL
Name Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive reporting under Article 15
Short Description Definition of data reported by countries under the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive, Article 15 reporting obligation (UWWTD Implementation).
Definition Data reported by countries under the UWWT Directive - Article 15 reporting obligation.
Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive concerns the collection, treatment and discharge of urban waste water and the treatment and discharge of waste water from certain industrial sectors. The objective of the Directive is to protect the environment from the adverse effects of the above mentioned waste water discharges.
Methodology for obtaining data The data requested through the Reportnet process should be derived from existing national and/or regional information systems within each Member State.

Member States are asked to provide the information inventory on the core elements of the Directive, in particular:

   1.   Information and geo-referenced information on designated sensitive areas and their catchments (and also less sensitive areas in case they have been designated)
   2.   Information about agglomerations, including
      (a)   Master data (agglomerations/treatment plants/discharging points/receiving areas/receiving water bodies) and
      (b)   Complete information per each agglomeration: part (a) plus information on waste water collection, conduction, treatment performance, etc.
   3.   Aggregated information at Member State level on sewage sludge and waste water reuse

The reference year to report is 2014; status as on 31/12/2014; monitoring results for the year 2014: from 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014.
The information for the entire Member State has to be consistent and refer to a unique, clearly indicated, reporting year.

Member States being part of the EU before 2004 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) are requested to report information for all three parts mentioned above (1, 2 and 3) including :
   •   all information about agglomerations related to 1998, 2000, 2005 deadlines and deadlines pursuant to Articles 5(6) and (7)

Member States having acceded to the EU since 2004 (Bulgaria, Croatia , Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) are requested to report information for all three parts mentioned above (1, 2 and 3) including:
   •   all information about agglomerations for which transitional periods have already expired and
   •   master data for agglomerations for which transitional periods have not expired yet.
Master data includes the parameters presented in Annex 2, Data Block 2, in particular, Master data of agglomeration, Master data of treatment plant, Master data of discharge point and receiving area.

Reporting under the UWWTD will be carried out by uploading data into WISE via ReportNet (the European Environment Agency's electronic infrastructure for data collection).

The electronic IT- web tool is recommended to be used to compile the dataset and create xml file. It enables tabular data compilation (either from csv or xml files) and subsequent extensive quality checks. Another option to generate xml file consist in direct export from national databases (without import into the web tool).

Member States are asked to up-load their UWWTD-files (GIS-files, tabular data as xml-files, additional documents and reports) into a Central Data Repository (CDR) . For this reporting exercise, the European Environment Agency (EEA) provided the access rights to the reporters nominated by the Member States to upload the report in WISE.

Instructions on “How to use ReportNet for reporting under the Urban Waste Water treatment Directive” for the submission of the reports from the Member States in pursuance of UWWTD are available at (under “Dataflow specific instructions, sub-section Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive – Implementation-2015 Reporting“). All technical supporting documents are also available via this link.

In case of login or other problems the following address can be used:


A technical help desk on the reporting exercise will be provided by the European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters (ETC/ICM), and will be available for six months after the launch of the reporting exercise. The helpdesk can be contacted via e-mail on

The following updates have been applied to UWWTD Data Dictionary to be used for reporting data on UWWTD, article 15 for the 2015 data call:

   •   Replacement of the original table ReceivingAreas with six new tables containing: basic information on receiving areas, information on designation criteria and parameters, separate table on less sensitive areas, separate table on areas designated under the Directive article 5.4, separate table of the links between sensitive areas and their catchment and finally separate table providing information between non-active receiving area and its successor.

   •   introduction of new parameters indication the life span of reported objects, to ensure a better management of . Management of the life of the objects and the consistency with historical datasets.;

   •   modifications of data format in the table on sludge management (parameter waste water reuse percentage

Planned updating frequency 2 years
Version December 2015
Owner (Accountable)

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Dataset tables

Full name Short name
Reporter Reporter
ReportPeriod ReportPeriod
Contacts Contacts
ReceivingAreasSAMain ReceivingAreasSAMain
ReceivingAreasSAParameter ReceivingAreasSAParameter
ReceivingAreasSA54 ReceivingAreasSA54
ReceivingAreasLSA ReceivingAreasLSA
ReceivingAreasSASA ReceivingAreasSASA
ReceivingAreasSALSAPredecessor ReceivingAreasSALSAPredecessor
Agglomerations Agglomerations
UwwtpAgglos UwwtpAgglos
DischargePoints DischargePoints
MSLevel MSLevel
Industries Industries

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