The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard is a globally-consistent framework that outlines the expectations of responsible water stewardship.

Water Stewardship Australia (WSA) is the not-for-profit member based entity implementing the AWS Standard and certification procedures, supported by a credible brand endorsement system, for Australia and the Asia-Pacific. We enable widespread stakeholder engagement from across the spectrum of industry, government, environmental and social interests.

Our Vision

Water users and managers are responsible water stewards, who protect and enhance freshwater resources for people and nature.

Our Mission

Promote responsible use of freshwater that is socially and economically beneficial as well as environmentally sustainable.

Environmentally sustainable water use maintains or improves biodiversity and ecological processes at the watershed level.

Socially beneficial water use recognises basic human needs and ensures long-term benefits (including economic benefits) for local people and society at large.