Water accounting is the process of communicating water resources related information and the services generated from consumptive use in a geographical domain, such as a river basin, a country or a land use class; to users such as policy makers, water authorities, managers, etc.
The current website provides the framework and results of a new Water Accounting methodology (WA+) that is based on global-scale public-domain datasets. Its objective is to strive to achieve equitable and transparent water governance for all users and a sustainable water balance.
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WA+ provides independent estimates of water flows, fluxes, stocks, consumption and services, that in the near-future becomes certified. It is a multi-institutional effort from international knowledge centers (IWMI, UNESCO-IHE, FAO, and WWAP) that are neither politically nor geographically connected to a given river basin.
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The use of the WA+ framework has been implemented in several basins across the world. The WA+ framework allows stakeholders to make informed decisions and support local water management practices.
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The Water Accounting team is integrated by water professionals from different international institutions, who collaborate in global projects with local impact.
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