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  • Clean tap water for all

    In 2017, around 98 per cent of inhabitants connected to municipal waterworks were supplied with drinking water that was hygienically safe in terms of thermo-tolerant intestinal bacteria (E. coli) content. Around one-third of the water generated by...

  • Less recycling – more waste to landfill

    The total amount of waste generated in Norway in 2016 was 11.4 million tonnes, an increase of 3 per cent from 2015. At the same time, the recovery of non-hazardous waste undergoing known treatment was down to 74 per cent, while the fraction of was...

  • NOK 25.9 billion in turnover

    The turnover for local kind of activity units within water, sewerage and waste management and remediation activities rose by 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2016.

  • Significant and plausible futures

    Reports 2018/02

    This report describes the approach and results of a scenario workshop for a transdisciplinary team of 18 experts held in the project SMART PATHS in June 2017.

  • Wastewater statistics ‘mapped out’

    Statistics Norway has attempted to create a simplified map of the country’s wastewater facilities. The visualisation shows the divide between the predominantly high-grade chemical and/or biological treatment in the east of the country and the Trøn...

  • Municipal wastewater 2016

    Reports 2017/40

  • Agriculture and Environment 2017 - State and Development

    Reports 2017/41

  • Hazardous waste increasing faster than the economy (GDP)

    A total of 1.48 million tonnes of hazardous waste was sent for approved treatment in 2016 – an increase of around 84 per cent compared to 2003. In contrast, the gross domestic product (GDP) and population have only increased by 23 and 15 per cent ...

  • Analysis on holiday house area

    Reports 2017/34

  • Waste increasing at the same rate as GDP

    The total amount of waste generated in Norway in 2015 was 11.1 million tonnes, an increase of 3 per cent from 2014. As a result of new updated figures for waste from the manufacturing industry, the total amount of waste in Norway is somewhat small...

  • This is Norway 2017

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

  • Mapping attractive urban areas

    Documents 2017/31

    The “Quality of life in cities - Perception survey” of The European Commission takes a qualitative approach to issues of urban attractivity, with interviewees asked to identify important issues for their city.

  • Population density increases with size of urban area

    The density of residents, employees and businesses in centre zones is higher in large urban settlements.

  • Forest, mountain and moorland dominate

    Forest, mountain and moorland dominate Norway’s land cover. About 2 per cent of Norway’s land area is built-up. Roads make up the largest share of the built-up area.

  • Stable amount of household waste

    The amount of household waste was nearly 2.3 million tonnes in 2016. The last four years the amount has been at about the same level.