In the long run, EGDI will serve groundwater information with a special focus on groundwater management and protection in support of decision making related to the Water Framework Directive and the Groundwater Directive. The first version of EGDI serves the recently finalised Hydrogeological Map of Europe (IHME 1500) as well as some more regional datasets that demonstrate the potential of enabling the shallow geophysical datasets nesting within the national geological survey organisations and the strength of using INSPIRE standards for the harmonisation of such datasets.

The Water Resources Expert Group under EuroGeoSurveys works to provide scientific information and unbiased advices on water resources across Europe.

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