Water Accounts and the Water Framework Directive. Jan Berdowski and Sjoerd Schenau. Statistics Netherlands. Implementation of the Water Framework Directive.
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The Dutch water accounts combines different types of data and includes an economic account, an emission account and a water extraction and discharge account
The Dutch water accounts are published annually by Statistics Netherlands. The Institute for Inland Water Management and Wastewater Treatment (RIZA) uses the water accounts for making the reports regarding to the Water Framework Directive
By linking water and substance flows to economic flows and doing this systematically for a number of years, insight is gained into the relationship between our physical water system and the economy.
The integration of water and economy at river basin level makes water accounting an important information tool to support policy and decision-making in the field of integrated water management as advocated by the WFD.