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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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Gross water abstraction (=water withdrawal)

"Gross water abstraction" is water removed from any source, either permanently or temporarily. Mine water and drainage water are included. Water abstractions from groundwater resources in any given time period are defined as the difference between the total amount of water withdrawn from aquifers and the total amount charged artificially or injected into aquifers. Water abstractions from precipitation (e.g. rain water collected for use) should be included under abstractions from surface water. The amounts of water artificially charged or injected are..