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Identifier UWWTDArt15
Short name UWWTDArt15
Registration status Released 16 May 2024
Reference URL
Name Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive reporting under Article 15 - review
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 the case they have been designated)
   2.   Information on agglomerations, including waste water collection, conduction, treatment performance, discharging points, receiving areas, receiving water bodies etc.    
   3.   Aggregated information at Member State level on sewage sludge and waste water reuse

The reference year to report is 2022; status as on 31/12/2022; monitoring results for the year 2022: from 01/01/2022 to 31/12/2022.
The information for the entire Member State has to be consistent and refer to a unique, clearly indicated, reporting year.

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). Member States are asked to upload their UWWTD Art. 15 data following the reporting templates into a Central Data Repository (CDR). Additional documents and reports can be uploaded next to data files as well. 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 - Article 15“). All technical supporting documents are also available via this link.

A technical help desk on the reporting exercise will be provided by the European Topic Centre Biodiversity and Ecosystems (ETC-BE), and will be available for six months after the launch of the reporting exercise. The helpdesk can be contacted via e-mail on
Planned updating frequency 2 years
Version October 2023
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

Other versions

Dataset number Status Release date
3485 Released 31 August 2021 [view]
3458 Released 31 August 2020 [view]
3381 Released 01 August 2018 [view]
3194 Released 18 July 2016 [view]