Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Up-to-date||No||Global data is updated 4 times a year only. Drinking water data updated 2 weeks ago|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV, XLS||Drinking water in HTML|
|findable_steps||Searched for "pollution" on data.gouv.fr but only found individual datasets from some and not all regions, then looked on the Ministry of Environement|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|usability||1||Data is only accessible through a web form piece by piece. Automating a collect and assemble of all files is quite complex|
|collector_name||Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health|
|characteristics||Fecal coliform, Arsenic, Fluoride levels, Nitrates, Total Dissolved Solids, Data per water source, Available for entire country|
|location||http://www.stats.environnement.developpement-durable.go - Regional and departmental environment database, http://social-sante.gouv.fr/sante-et-environnement/eaux - Drinking water quality for every town|
France also has drinking water data up for the whole country. I added that to the review.
Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.