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T he 58 th World Statistics Congress, the 6 th World Water Forum, and the 21 st World Water Week. 16 June 2011. UN Statistics Division. The World Statistics Congress is organized by the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and a host country every two years. .

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The 58th World Statistics Congress, the 6th World Water Forum, and the 21st World Water Week

16 June 2011

UN Statistics Division

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The World Statistics Congress is organized by the International Statistics Institute (ISI) and a host country every two years.

  • Water Theme Day (WTD) is a new feature added to the traditional ISI meetings.
  • It will be in Dublin, on Wednesday, 24 August 2011.
  • The objectives are:
    • Highlighting the important contributions statistics can make to the solution of water quality problems and quantity challenges facing the world.
    • Identifying statistical research challenges that arise.

The WTD provides a wonderful opportunity to promote the use of SEEA-Water and IRWS, as well as to present the “glossy” publication.

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The UNSD and Eurostat are organizing three sessions in the WTD:

  • Filling the gaps: improving coverage, data quality, and institutional arrangements for water statistics (IPS91) and (IPS92).
  • Making every drop count: experiences with environmental-economic accounts for water (IPS93)
  • From data to water policy making (IPS94)
  • KEY PARTICIPANTS:
  • The head of the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) as keynote speaker.
  • A National Planning Commissioner from South Africa, expert from the Global Water Partnership as discussant.
  • Representatives from Canada, Czech Republic, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, ECE, Eurostat and GEMS.

We seek the support of the UNCEEA in order to make the Water Theme Day a success and to strengthen the dialogue between users and producers of water accounts and statistics.

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The World Water Week is organized every year by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). It is always held in Stockholm at the end of the summer.

  • It will happen the same week as the World Statistics Congress (21-27 August 2011).
  • It is an opportunity to present the “glossy” publication of SEEA-Water and IRWS.

The World Water Week provides a good opportunity for building bridges between the “water community” and the “statistical community,” as well as to present the “glossy.”

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The World Water Forum is organized every three years by the World Water Council (WWC) and a host country.

  • It is the most important international water policy forum.
  • It has been held in Morocco (1997), Netherlands (2000), Japan (2003), Mexico (2006) and Turkey (2009).
  • In March 2012 it will be held in Marseille, France.
  • The UNSD is participating, in partnership with
    • the World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP),
    • the World Bank,
    • the Asian Development Bank and
    • the Nature Conservancy (IUCN).
  • in the topic of “Promoting Green Growth and Value Ecosystem Services,” on the specific target of “Promoting Green Accounting and Data Improvement.”

The World Water Forum provides a platform to establish a dialogue with policy makers in order to promote environmental-economic accounting. The process leading to the forum helps in the creation of long term partnerships with key organizations.

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