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Water Statistics

      1. Kosovo Agency of Statistics - KAS.
      1. Department of Agriculture and Environment Statistics.
      1. Mrs. Teuta Ademi.
      1. Officer for Water Statistics.
      1. Street “Zenel Salihu” no 4. 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.
      1. Teuta.Ademi@rks-gov.net
      1. + 381 38 200 31 156
      1. No fax number available. The fax number is general for the office: +381 38 235 033.
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2015
      1. 20/11/2017
      1. This is the first publication of the Water Statistics, published by the Kosovo Agency of Statistics. This publication aims at providing comprehensive statistical information on water resources in Kosovo. Modestly, the publication aims to contribute to the creation of sustainable information on the state of waters in Kosovo.
      1. Water consumed on the basis of the European Classification of Economic Activities (NACE Rev.2) and the Eurostat questionnaire JQIW (Joint Questionnaire on Inland Waters).
      1. Covers the sector of water statistics.
      1. Data collected by various bodies such as the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Water Regulatory Office in Kosovo, Hydro meteorological Institute, Hydro economic Enterprise "Ibër Lepenc", NewCo Feronikeli Complex LLC, KEDS, Sharrcem LLC, Plant in Skenderaj, should be continually improved to meet European standards and recommendations.
      1. Data collected by various bodies such as the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development, Water Regulatory Office in Kosovo, Hydro meteorological Institute, Hydro economic Enterprise "Ibër Lepenc", NewCo Feronikeli Complex LLC, KEDS, Sharrcem LLC, Plant in Skenderaj, should be continually improved to meet European standards and recommendations.
      1. The data are administrative and are taken by the responsible institutions (read the answer in 3.5).
      1. Kosovo (national level).
      1. Time series start from the reference year 2015 on an annual basis.
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      1. The unit used for water statistics is in million m³.
      1. Various statistics are generally presented on an annual basis.
      1. Statistical units, natural and legal persons, regardless of whether they have a legal personality or not, are obliged to provide complete, updated and truthful information to the KAS and other producers of official statistics in appropriate form, timely and free of charge determined by the producer of official statistics, defined in article 2, Law No. 04/L-036 ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS OF REPUBLIC OF KOSOVO.
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      1. “Agency shall ensure that individual data collected for statistical purposes, whether collected from natural or legal persons, or bodies and organizations of the public administration (hereinafter “Respondents”), are handled in a strictly confidential manner and used exclusively for statistical purposes. Law 04/L-036, Article 34. “All respondents shall be obliged, in accordance with the applicable law, to cooperate and provide timely and accurately statistical data to the Agency, and to cooperate with the Agency to verify the accuracy of the collected data. Law 04/L-036, Article 21: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf
      1. Access to confidential data shall be permitted only to persons who are in charge of producing the official statistics up to that level that these data are necessary for producing statistics. Article 37, Law No. 04/L-036: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/2024/law-on-officiial-statistics.pdf .
      1. KAS publishes yearly an advanced release calendar for all its publication for the current year. The calendar is publicly accessible on the KAS website.
      1. http://ask.rks-gov.net/ENG/administration/calls-for-tenders/release-calendar.
      1. The general policy is that before publishing statistics on the Kosovo Agency of Statistics web site a press release is available, also on the web site, to inform users and media. All users get access to data at the same time.
      1. Shpërndarja e të dhënave është vjetore.
      1. News releases on-line at the time of data dissemination.
      1. KAS publications, tables and material for press release are always available in three languages: Albanian, English and Serbian.
      1. KAS has online database: http://askdata.rks-gov.net/PXWeb/pxweb/en/askdata
      1. Users do not have direct access to micro-data, but by law researchers and institutions can request access through KAS.
      1. The data are also published in the KAS Statistical Yearbook: http://ask.rks-gov.net/sq/agjencia-e-statistikave-te-kosoves/add-news/vjetari-statistikor-i-republikes-se-kosoves-per-vitin-2016.
      1. A brief explanation of the definitions, key concepts and methodological explanations for users is presented in the publication of data "Water Statistics in Kosovo 2015”: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/3155/kosovo-water-statistics-2015.pdf
      1. KAS is committed to quality assurance in the production of official statistics. Based on the "Law On Official Statistics, Law 04 / L-036", KAS uses statistical methods and processes in accordance with internationally accepted scientific principles and standards and conducts ongoing analyzes in order to improve the quality and delivery of updated statistics. In carrying out its duties, KAS follows the overall quality management principles, in line with the European Statistics Code of Practice. KAS has developed a Quality Statement which is available on the ASK website: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1890/statement-of-quality.pdf. The document lists eleven principles, much in line with the CoP principles like professional independence and statistical confidentiality, on which the work of KAS is based.
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      1. During July 2017 In Kosovo Agency of Statistics was conducted the process of assessment of the Kosovo Statistical System through the “Peer Review” approach.
      1. According to the User Satisfactory Survey conducted in 2014, the main request was to have more access in micro data and the aggregated data in Excel files.
      1. One of the key elements to ensure the quality of statistical data is the measurement of the satisfaction of users. The survey aims to gather comprehensive information on the needs and requirements of users of official statistical data. Through this survey the users of statistical data have expressed their thoughts and opinions regarding statistical views, they have provided advice and suggestions regarding their needs for statistics and how to improve these statistical data in the future. This survey was conducted during the conference held with the users of statistical data, in which 11 users responded. The questionnaire contained eight questions and included various topics: the use of statistical data, evaluation of KSA in general, the assessment of the site in KSA, evaluating the quality of statistical data, etc. More detailed information on this survey can find on the web: http://ask.rks-gov.net/media/1906/report-from-the-user-satisfaction-survey.pdf.
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      1. Reference year - from 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2015. Timeline - March 31, 2016.
      1. Delay in time is 0.
      1. Statistics refer to the national level.
      1. There are no breakdowns in time series.
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      1. The internal consistency of the data is checked before it is finalized. The links between the variables and the coherence in their series is also checked. The data are coherent in the internal aspect.
      1. Data collection depends on the institutions when the data is available to KAS. Several visits to relevant data collection institutions are required. Time spent in the Institution is about 1 hour during the first visit, 1 hour during the second visit, and 1 hour during the last visit, the rest of the time is difficult to evaluate. Collection, logical control, processing, data entry is done by an officer from KAS.
      1. There is no revision policy at KAS.
      1. No revisions have been carried out.
      1. The collected data are administrative data collected by various bodies such as "Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning", "Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Rural Development", "Water Regulatory Office in Kosovo", Hydro meteorological Institute, Hydro economic Enterprise " Ibër Lepenc", "NewCo Feronikeli Complex LLC "," KEDS ", "Sharrcem LLC", Plant in Skenderaj and the Census of 2011. The data in the future will be taken from the questionnaires.
      1. Data collection is on an annual basis.
      1. To collect data will be used contacts with responsible persons who have access to water data. Some data is collected through email and phone.
      1. Logical control and validation of data is done based on the water statistics manual at European level.
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      1. Seasonal adjustment is not yet implemented.