Institutionalizing water accounts and statistics

Workshop will be held in Pretoria, South Africa on 6-8 June

The objective of the workshop is to provide focalized technical assistance to some countries in southern Africa for the institutionalization of water accounts and statistics. The workshop will be based on the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water (SEEA-Water) and the International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS), adopted by the UN Statistics Commission (UNSC).

The workshop will be jointly organized by DESA’s Statistics Division and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The participants include experts from the National Statistics Offices and Water Agencies from Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa and Zimb abwe.

For more information: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/newsletter/globalstat_unsd_calendar.htm

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