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Register for the 2017 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum

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What's New

  • We have now published a draft program for this year’s Global Water Stewardship Forum, taking place in Edinburgh on October 31 and November 01.The first day will use practical experience to tackle the big issues in the AWS system, while the second day focuses on how we can activate the drivers that will increase participation in AWS. Click here to view the draft program

  • Nominations are now open for the 2017 AWS Water Stewardship Prize. The prize seeks to recognize commitment and innovation by individuals in pursuit of the AWS mission: to lead a global network that promotes responsible use of freshwater that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. The prize is awarded to individuals rather than organizations. Nominations can be submitted up to October 7th, 2017. Click here to access the nominations form

  • In July 2017 the AWS Board agreed to the recommendations of the Technical Committee regarding use of the AWS logo and certification mark and related claims. Amongst the approved recommendations is that AWS certified sites will be permitted to make appropriate claims on products produced at that site. Any on-product claim will need to be factually correct, clearly reflect the site’s conformity with the AWS Standard and not imply that the product itself is certified. This is only applicable for products that are produced at a certified site and does not extend to chain of custody certification. An on-product claim...

  • Important learning on water stewardship for supermarkets and their supply chain partner's from AWS partner Good Stuff International.

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The AWS Standard is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context.
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Environmentally sustainable water use maintains or improves biodiversity, ecological and hydrological processes at the catchment level.

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