The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is offering a self-paced course titled "SEEA - In Depth Training on Water Accounting" on the UNSD e-learning platform. The course provides an overview of water accounting as laid out in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), the statistical standard used to measure the relationship between the economy and the environment, and the SEEA Water. Topics covered include: water supply and use tables, including wastewater, in physical terms; water asset accounts; water emission accounts; water-related expenditures; indicators and policy applications that can be derived from water accounts, including reference to SDG indicators; and, compilation issues. The core tables and accounts for water are also presented.
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting 2012 - Central Framework is a multipurpose conceptual framework for measuring the interactions between the environment and the economy. By providing an internationally agreed standard with agreed concepts, definitions and classifications, the SEEA is an invaluable tool for compiling integrated statistics on the economy and the environment and deriving coherent and comparable indicators to measure progress towards sustainable development.