Author: Megan

Progress and Review Reports

As the year comes to and end, we would like to share with you an output summary from the 2017 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum and the 2017 Progress & Learnings document that was distributed at the Forum. We take this opportunity to thank all our members, colleagues and partners for the valuable insights that went…

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Accounting for Ecosystem Outcomes and the AWS Standard

System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and the AWS Standard The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (the AWS Standard), provides a systematic approach for companies to improve their water use and the quality of their involvement in the management of water resources. The ambitions of the AWS Standard imply recognising a connection between site and firm…

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Building a water stewardship community in the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve, Victoria, Australia

The Western Port Biosphere Reserve was designated by UNESCO under its Man and the Biosphere Program in 2002. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. The program aims to balance the ongoing sustainability of the environment against demands placed on it to provide our current and future lifestyles. Each reserve promotes solutions…

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Water Stewardship and the Australian Fashion Industry

Join us on for this important workshop to review progress with the AWS Asia-Pacific – Council of Textile & Fashion partnership to improve water stewardship in the Australian apparel industry supply chain.  Hear speakers from Cotton On Group, Better Cotton Initiative, Alliance for Water Stewardship and the Council of Textile & Fashion.  Speakers will share their experience…

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October 2017 Newsletter: Special Events and Updates

Water in the Supply Fashion Chain, Join us for a Special Event Water represents one of the most significant challenges for the fashion industry. AWS Asia-Pacific and the Council of Textile and Fashion have been collaborating in an innovative program, supported by the Australian Government, to promote good water stewardship through the fashion supply chain. At the same…

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September 2017 Newsletter: Forums and Training Programmes

September 2017 Newsletter: Forums and Training Programmes Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Water are challenging topics to people trained in classical Western science, engineering and hydrology. Brad Moggridge is interested in bridging the gap between Traditional Science and Western Science. Trained as a scientist and hydrogeologist he is now researching how the combination of Traditional and Western…

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August 2017 Newsletter: Certification News from North America to New Zealand

August 2017 Newsletter: Certification News from North America to New Zealand Described in a recent blog post by WWF water stewardship leads Alexis Morgan and Lindsay Bass as being "a milestone commitment to protecting freshwater ecosystems and ensuring sufficient water for people and nature", AWS are pleased to recognise the first AWS Standard certification in North…

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Ingham’s achieves second AWS certification, shows global leadership

Ingham’s achieves second AWS certification, shows global leadership The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global leader in sustainable water management and good water governance, has commended the Inghams Group Limited (ASX: ING), Australia and New Zealand’s leading integrated poultry producer, for its ongoing commitment to water leadership. Ingham’s Te Aroha primary processing plant has…

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Register for the AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum

Register for the AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum Taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 31st October and 1st November, the 2nd AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum, convened by the Alliance for Water Stewardship, with support from the Scottish Government, will provide a platform for knowledge sharing on water stewardship. Growing populations and economies, changing lifestyles…

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