The International Recommendations for Water Statistics (IRWS) was developed to assist countries establish and strengthen information systems for water, which in turn support the design and evaluation of better water policies. In particular, these recommendations: (a) support the collection, compilation and dissemination of internationally comparable water statistics in countries; (b) support the implementation of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water); and (c) provide the necessary information for deriving coherent and consistent indicators, enabling comparisons over time and between countries from an agreed list of data items.
|Service line:||Evidence-based policy|
|Category:||Environment Statistics and Environmental-Economic Accounting|
|Created by:||Statistics Division|
|Type:||Capacity Development Tool|
|Target audience:||National Statistical offices, Government practitioners|