Join the Alliance.

By becoming an AWS member, you join the local and global network of water stewards dedicated to a water secure world that enables people, cultures, business and the environment to prosper.

Our Members

Our members include businesses, peak bodies, not-for-profits, public sector agencies and individuals.

Why should we join?

You form the local AWS Asia-Pacific network and the global AWS International network

Members collaborate with other members, sharing a rich diversity of water stewardship experience and knowledge. Membership provides a platform for exchanging learning to tackle water-related challenges. It is this shared insight, born from the multi-stakeholder nature of AWS that gives us a strong, credible voice on water use and stewardship.

  • Priority access to local and global AWS Forums, events and working groups
  • Priority access to local and global networks, resources and tools

You own and shape the water stewardship system

Inclusive multi-stakeholder collaboration is central to the AWS system. Through membership, you can advocate for your work in sustainable water management and influence the AWS system by participating in:

  • Consultations on the strategic development of AWS
  • Collaborations over the evolution of the AWS Standard and its systems
  • Governance of AWS Asia-Pacific through member-exclusive eligibility to nominate and vote for representation on the Asia-Pacific Board and Governance Committees
  • Governance of AWS International through member-exclusive eligibility to nominate and vote for representation on the International Board and Technical Committee

You position your brand and organisation as a supporter of responsible water stewardship

Members enjoy access to AWS branding and platforms as a badge of recognition for their contribution and support of water stewardship.

  • Your logo and web link on both AWS Asia-Pacific and AWS International websites
  • Member-exclusive access to AWS member branding
  • Outreach support via AWS events and marketing tools

You enjoy benefits offered by AWS Asia-Pacific

To assist members in advancing their water stewardship journey, AWS Asia-Pacific offers special benefits such as:

  • Special member-only prices for training and paid events
  • Direct support services from AWS Asia-Pacific, customised to suit your needs

Membership categories and fees

Membership of AWS Asia-Pacific is open to any individual or organisation. Organisations that are members of AWS Asia-Pacific automatically become members of AWS International. To view current members of AWS International, click on this link.

Fees for organisations are charged on a calendar year basis. Fees for individuals are charged based on the Australian financial year (1 July – 30 June the following year). New members are charged a pro rata fee from the date they become a member.

Annual fees are decided by members at the AWS International Annual General Meeting.

Membership Categories (annual turnover in AUD)2020 Annual Fees*
Business/Corporate
Large (>AUD100M)
Medium (AUD20M – 100M)
Small (AUD2M – 20M)
Micro (<AUD2M)

AUD 13,500
AUD 4,500
AUD 1,600
AUD 900
Public Sector/GovernmentAUD 1,800
Civil Society/Non Government Organisation/Not for Profit
Large (>AUD20M)
Medium (AUD2M – 20M)
Small (AUD500K – 2M)
Micro (<AUD500K)

AUD 1,800
AUD 1,350
AUD 450
AUD 135
Individual AUD 90.91

*Members based in Australia are subject to an additional 10% GST charge.

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