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User-Producer Conference Water Accounting for Integrated Water Resource Management. UNCEEA (New York, 19 - 21 June 2006). Objectives of the Conference. Present the draft water accounting handbook Seek users’ endorsement of the SEEAW as THE hydrological framework for IWRM

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User producer conference water accounting for integrated water resource management

User-Producer ConferenceWater Accounting for Integrated Water Resource Management

UNCEEA

(New York, 19 - 21 June 2006)


Objectives of the conference

Objectives of the Conference

  • Present the draft water accounting handbook

  • Seek users’ endorsement of the SEEAW as THE hydrological framework for IWRM

  • Promote the SEEAW implementation

  • Establish a Roundtable on Water Accounting under the auspices of the UNCEEA


Main conclusions

Main conclusions

The Conference:

  • Endorsed the SEEAW as THE hydrological-economic framework for IWRM

  • Recommended it become a statistical standard

  • Recognized that SEEAW fills a vacuum by developing a conceptual framework for water

  • Recognized the timeliness of the handbook

  • Stressed that SEEAW focuses the improvement of basic data by allowing the identification of data gaps and overlaps


Main conclusions 2

Main conclusions (2)

The strengths of the SEEAW

  • Link with the economic system

    • Mainstream of water in economic decision-making

    • Evaluation of trade-offs and priorities between different policies

    • Integrated analyses vs sectoral analyses

  • Developed by NSOs

    • Rigour, reliability, independence, consistency and regularity


Main conclusions 3

Main conclusions (3)

  • SEEAW as a framework for deriving indicators – majority of WWDR indicators can be derived from SEEAW

  • SEEAW can improve inter-institutional cooperation


Main conclusions 4

Main conclusions (4)

  • Weaknesses of SEEAW

    • Does not systematically address links with the social aspects

    • Does not deal with extreme events


Actions

Actions

  • Cooperation between WWAP, GWP and UNSD

  • Training course by UNESCO-IHE

  • Integrate SEEAW standard table in IWRM programmes by World Bank (pilot projects)

  • Establishment of twinning projects

  • Translation in other languages by countries


Actions1

Actions

  • Promotion of the SEEAW to users

    • Brochure

    • Presentation in International Conferences

      • August 2006 UN Water- Stockholm

      • Other international conferences


Roundtable on water accounting

Roundtable on Water Accounting

Under the auspices of SEEAW

  • Objectives:

    • Promotion of SEEAW

    • Advancement of implementation

  • Work programme

    • Development of toolkits

      • Country practices

      • Training programmes/material

      • Promotion material

      • Communication tools

    • Implementation


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