TitleInternational recommendations for water statistics
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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.
Annexes (p. 135-197): 1. List of recommended data items -- 2. List of supplementary data items -- 3. Links between data items and inland water resources -- 4. Links between data items and SEEA-Water -- 5. Water indicators and links between data items and WWAP and other indicators -- 6. Measurement units and conversion factors. At head of title: Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division. On cover: Economic & Social Affairs. Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-197). Available also at UN Statistics Division website (viewed 20 Apr. 2012).