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User-producer conference: water accounting for integrated water resource management

22-05-2006  – 24-05-2006 Voorburg

The conference, organized by the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) and hosted by Statistics Netherlands, aims at raising awareness of water accounting as the hydrological-economic information system to support Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM). It seeks to develop a dialogue between users and producers of water information by identifying the information needs for policy making and how the water accounting framework meets these needs.

The objectives of the conference are: (a) to launch the handbook on Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting for Water Resources which has been prepared by UNSD in collaboration with the London Group on Environmental Accounting; (b) to promote its implementation in the users’ community; and (c) to establish a strategic group, under the auspices of the UN Committee of Experts on Environmental - Economic Accounting (UNCEEA), of countries, international organizations and non-governmental organizations responsible for promoting and advancing the implementation of water accounting in countries as well as in the international community.

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