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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.



Economically beneficial water use contributes to long-term sustainable economic growth and development and poverty alleviation for water users, local communities and society at large

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