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. We define water stewardship as:
“The use of water that is socially equitable, environmentally sustainable and economically beneficial, achieved through a stakeholder-inclusive process that involves site and catchment-based actions.”
Water users and managers in our region are water stewards who use fresh water in ways that are socially equitable, environmentally sustainable, and economically beneficial.
Enable water users and their stakeholders to adopt solutions to their shared catchment challenges through collaboration.