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): 2
HTML, TXT, XLS
|Downloadable at once||Yes|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML, TXT, XLS|
|findable_steps||I googled for the data and found the data in the first search result. But I can get new data only in Japanese.|
|licence_url||http://www.env.go.jp/mail.html||I am sorry that this license is only in Japanese.|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||Ministry of Environment|
|characteristics||Fecal coliform, Arsenic, Fluoride levels, Nitrates, Total Dissolved Solids, Available for entire country|
|location||http://www.data.go.jp/data/en/organization/org_2000?q=% - Japanese site, http://www.env.go.jp/en/water/index.html - English site, http://www.env.go.jp/doc/toukei/contents/index.html#5sh - Japanese site|
There isn't a lot of water quality data but reports and references to water quality of environmental sources. Drinking water is decentralized and there doesn't seem to be a strong central management of water quality.
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