Water-Related Ecosystems

Free and open access to national, sub-national, basin and sub-basin aggregated data on water extent.

Sustainable Development Goal Target 6.6 seeks to halt the degradation and destruction of water-related ecosystems, and to assist the recovery of those already degraded. The target includes water-related ecosystems such as vegetated wetlands, rivers, lakes, reservoirs and groundwater, as well as those occurring in mountains and forests, which play a special role in storing freshwater and maintaining water quality.

Explore the site to download data and learn how water-related ecosystems are being monitored with the help of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and Google Earth Engine!