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International Recommendations for Water Statistics

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
Format: Handbook
Language(s): English
Location: https://unstats.un.org/unsd/envaccounting/irws/
Publication: 2012
Target audience: National Statistical offices, Government practitioners
Availability: Web accessible/downloadable