EUROSTAT, the statistical service of the European Commission, disseminates water statistics, collected every two years from the Member States in a common format and made available, free of charge, on its website.
This collection is made by the national statistical institutes of the Member States.
To help the national statisticians better understand the main water concepts and the rules of data aggregation for having representative statistics, EUROSTAT offers them training sessions.
In this context, IOWater received 12 statisticians from eight nationalities for a three-day training course, from 24 to 26 June 2015. For better understanding of the main sanitation concepts, a field visit was organized at the Downstream Seine wastewater treatment plant at the invitation of SIAAP.