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Our first Global Water Stewardship Forum, held in Edinburgh in early November, proved to be a great success. Over 100 participants from more than 20 countries engaged in plenary and breakout sessions on key topics regarding water stewardship. The Forum's Objective was to advance the integrity and coordination of water stewardship, helping to pave the way for scalable uptake and significant impact. Emphasizing the importance of "ownership" of AWS, the program included several sessions that were convened by our members and partners. The Forum was supported by the Scottish Government and GIZ's International Water Stewardship Program (IWaSP). AWS member Diageo kindly hosted...

To mark the first Global Water Stewardship Forum we have produced a short publication Reflections on Progress 2014-2016 which highlights some of the key lessons learned since the launch of the AWS Standard in 2014. This reflects our ambition to be a network for knowledge sharing and learning. Download a copy of this publication: AWS Reflections 2014-16...

Numbers of sites seeking certification growing The number of sites which have registered as seeking AWS certification is steadily growing. We currently have 27 sites registered in 13 countries. This includes a significant commitment to AWS certification from Nestle Waters who have 17 sites in 10 countries currently registered. New report on the evolution of water stewardship A new report on water stewardship has been published by IUCN and ODI. Water management and stewardship: taking stock of corporate water behavior. The report, which was presented by co-author Peter Newborne at the Global Water Stewardship Forum, contains insights from companies engaged in water stewardship...

The first AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum will bring together pioneering water stewardship practitioners and promoters from around the world, providing a unique opportunity to advance the understanding and impact of AWS Water Stewardship, and to contribute to the further development of the global AWS Water Stewardship System....