We need your comments and recommendations throughout the process, such as during the current review and subsequent consultation periods, along with international webinars and regional workshops along the way.
At the AWS Forum & AGM in November this year, Members will be briefed on progress and attend workshops and vote in the final version of the revised standard at the AGM in 2018.
•Review key stakeholder lists: international & regional.
•Devise online consultation.
•30 day consultation, including webinars.
•Analyze feedback, identify major topics and method to address them.
•Agree revision topics with TC.
•Establish any additional expertise requirements.
•TC meeting to commence work at each stage
•Shared Draft for editing by TC.
•Monthly virtual meetings to check in on progress and agree each step.
•Two rounds of public consultation of 60 days after each draft.
•Present international webinars plus online consultation tools.
•Regional workshops with TC members in attendance.
•TC formulate recommendation to Membership for approval, presentation at AGM.
Transition to revised Standard
•Webinars and training for CABs, Trainers and Consultants.
•Tools and materials for Certificate Holders and other implementers.
As a lead in to the revision of the AWS Standard, the AWS Technical Committee is conducting a review of the current AWS Standard.
The Survey opens on 22nd March, World Water Day, and closes on 22nd April, Earth Day.
Comments are welcome at any time to suggest areas of the standard that need revision to improve the implementation of the standard.
The Technical Committee will analyse the feedback from the review to plan the revision of the standard.
The revision process is set to be completed by November 2018, for the AWS Membership to consider and approve the revised AWS Standard at the AGM.
There will be other opportunities to contribute to the revision of the standard, but it is important to get involved at this early stage to give the Technical Committee time to consider your input.
Comments are welcome from any party that has been involved in the process of implementing the Standard or is planning to implement the Standard, including companies, social and environmental actors and civil society organisations; certifiers and consultants, as well as government agencies.