Joint Sub-regional Training Session on the System of Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water Resources
ESCWA organized the Joint Sub-regional Training Session on the System of Integrated Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water Resources, from 10 to 13 March 2008, In collaboration with MEDSTAT II Environment Sector and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) at the Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The session fell within the framework of the activities of the Strengthening National Capacities in Environment Statistics, Indicators and Accounts Project (ESIAP) and was pursuant to the Expert Group Meeting on the Production of Statistics on Natural Resources and Environment held in Cairo from 5 to 7 June 2007. The training session was attended by representatives from National Statistical Offices and water ministries in nine ESCWA member countries, as well as by an expert from the Austrian Federal Environment Agency. The Session focused on explaining and discussing the basic concepts, definitions, methodologies and classifications used in the System of Environmental and Economic Accounting for Water (SEEAW), which was adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission as a statistical benchmark in 2007, in the framework of the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting amples of how to complete in detail standard tables for water supply and use, emission accounts, asset accounts and others were also presented.