Water Accounting Plus

Welcome to Water Accounting Plus

The second edition of the #WaPORhackathon ran between 12-26 October 2023! First week closed with 11 team presenting their pitches, watch them here. Five shortlisted teams presented their final extended pitches on Thursday 26 October. You can watch these great pitches and hear which team won the hackathon here

For more information about the WaPOR hackathon follow this link

You can also follow our new MOOC on WaPOR concepts and validation!  More information can be found here or go directly to the course.

Read more about our work here

Independent estimates of water flows, fluxes, stocks, consumption and services

A systematic study of current status and trends in water availability and consumption in specified domains. Water accounting is defined as the systematic acquisition, analysis and communication of information relating to stocks, flows, and fluxes of water (from source to sinks) in natural, disturbed or heavily engineered environments (FAO, 2016)


A framework for communicating the state of water resources

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.

Essential information for the water sector 

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 (IHE Delft, IWMI, FAO, and WWAP) that are neither politically nor geographically connected to a given river basin.

Projects of international relevance

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.