INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Focus on Water: Environmental audit reports on water

When planning audits on water issues, it may be useful to see how other SAIs have approached this topic. A significant number of audits on water issues have been conducted in the past decade. From 1997 to 2002, INTOSAI members conducted more than 400 audits on water issues. Some of the audit reports and their summaries are available in English in the WGEA database. Audits on freshwater (for example, audits on drinking water, water quality, rivers, and lakes) and saltwater (for example, marine pollution) are available through the links audits on freshwater and audits on saltwater. Any audits that are not available in this database may be made available through individual SAIs.

The EUROSAI WGEA has also gathered abstracts of national audits on water protection.

If your SAI has conducted an audit on water, and it is not listed on the WGEA database, under Environmental Audits Worldwide, you can send information on your audit to the WGEA Secretariat at (see How to submit audit reports ).