Category: Australia

Accounting for Ecosystem Outcomes 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 level information and plans with respect to water and…

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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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July 2017 News: Evidence of growing need for Water Stewardship

"Much of southern Australia has had the lowest June rainfall in over 100 years of historical record and BoM is predicting a significant likelihood that the period of low rainfall will continue through to September! The increasing interest in water affairs and the need for good water management practices provides an opportunity for Water Stewardship Australia…

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June 2017 News: Meet our new team members & update on WSA activities in Asia Pacific

June 2017 Newsletter: New team members and updates on Asia Pacific activities The WSA team is growing with 3 new team members joining the offices in Melbourne and China. We are appreciative of the support we have received from the Australian Water Partnership in employing new team members and wish them all the success in furthering…

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