Nitrate Vulnerable Zones viewer (ELISA)
Data on designated nitrate vulnerable zones as submitted by Member States for monitoring progress of implementation of the Nitrate Directive (Council Directive 91/676/EEC of 12 December 1991 concerning the protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources). This Directive has the objective of reducing water pollution caused or induced by nitrates from agricultural sources and preventing further such pollution.
Nitrate vulnerable zones are designated by Member States in compliance to the Nitrates Directive. New designations are communicated to DG ENVIRONMENT and appended to the present database.
The system provides the both public and restricted access (access available from certain destinations only) to the following maps: