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AWS Standard v2.0 Now Online

The AWS Standard v2.0 is now available for download.

The International Water Stewardship Standard (“AWS Standard”), first published in 2015, is a globally applicable framework that drives, recognises and rewards sustainable water management pratices. Following a two-year review and revision process involving multi-stakeholder consultations, the Standard has been updated to better reflect implementation realities.

Version 2.0 of the AWS Standard, launched on 22 March 2019, provides water stewards with a five-step continual improvement framework that enables sites to commit to, understand, plan, implement, evaluate and communicate water stewardship actions.

We will be holding online training courses in May and June 2019 – watch this space (or sign up for our newsletter) for further announcements!

Watch the AWS Standard v2.0 Asia-Pacific Launch Webinar, hosted by our partner International Centre of Excellence in Water Resource Management (ICE WaRM):


Applying AWS and the SEEA Framework

Measuring and Communicating Impacts from AWS Water Stewardship: Applying the SEEA Framework to Two Industrial Parks in China Communicating the impacts of AWS certification to public sector agencies, green investors and philanthropists in a credible and easily understood form has the potential to generate benefits to implementers that will enhance the business case for water …

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The Evolution of Water Stewardship released!

The Evolution of Water Stewardship: An Australian Perspective Australia’s remarkable role in initiating and building a new system for protecting one of the world’s most precious resources, water, has been outlined in a new publication launched at Stockholm World Water Week on Monday 27 August. The Evolution of Water Stewardship: An Australian Perspective tells the story …

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AWS Global Forum 2018 – Registrations Open

Registrations Open! First launched in 2016, the AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum has quickly been recognised as the ‘must attend’ event for the international water stewardship community. Offering a unique space for diverse actors to come together and engage in two days of knowledge sharing, networking and action planning, the AWS Forum will help the …

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AWS Standard Stakeholder Consultation

AWS Standard Stakeholder Consultation Friday 1 June, 8.30am – 3.30pm Abbotsford Convent   The AWS International Standard is undergoing its first scheduled review after being released in April 2014, and AWS Asia-Pacific would like to invite you to be a part of the global consultation process. Collaborative multi-stakeholder participation is vital to maintaining a credible, …

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