It is 3 months old news, but I’ve found it very recently. In the middle of May 2008, European Environment Agency announced they signed a partnership with Microsoft. The aim of this collaboration is (or was) to create “an environmental information platform” based on Microsoft’s Virtual Earth.
Currently, it includes information on the water quality for more than 21.000 bathing sites throughout Europe
More on http://www.eyeonearth.eu/