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ASIA PACIFIC WATER STEWARDSHIP FORUM Senior figures from government, business and civil society, and a diverse range of case studies from across the region, ensured that the 2nd Asia Pacific Water Stewardship Forum was a meaningful learning exchange with rich discussions on how to advance water stewardship in different contexts. Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Ayog) (pictured) provided the keynote on how water stewardship can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Earlier Ravi Singh, CEO of WWF-India, Russell Rollason from the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Michael Spencer (AWS...

South Euclid Council decides to wait on passage of laws banning product recognition campaigns on public property Lieber noted that fast food bars, Such as carl's junior, Equip their workers with uniforms with the custom logo emblazoned on them. "What if a teenager is walking down Mayfield Road with a carl's junior uniform on. Isn't that marketing, Lieber defined. He said that the police and council might say they wouldn't enforce the law in these cases, But added that a law really mustn't be passed based on such judgment calls. Lieber's point was taken on by Ward 4 Councilwoman Jane...

Reduced rate for AWS Introductory Membership “AWS Introductory Membership” is valid up to the end of 2016 and allows organizations joining AWS to participate in the design of the next phase of AWS. To encourage maximum participation in this design and decision-making process we are now offering AWS Introductory Membership at a 50% reduced rate. To take advantage of this opportunity please complete and submit the application form. To see who has already joined AWS please visit our members page. AWS Technical Committee members appointed The initial members of the AWS interim Technical Committee have been appointed and their first meeting held. Primarily drawn...

2020 STRATEGY AND 2016 PRIORITIES Over recent weeks the AWS Board has been working on strategic priorities for the organization, primarily focusing on the next 12 months, but within a draft framework of goals for 2020. The result is a strategic framework: “Building Participation and Ownership; Maintaining Credibility”. We will be engaging our members through the course of this year to further refine the longer term strategic goals for AWS.  To join AWS and help shape our strategic direction please visit http://www.allianceforwaterstewardship.org/get-involved.html#join-aws AWS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE TO BE ESTABLISHED In another significant milestone for AWS, we will shortly be establishing the first AWS Technical Committee...

FIRST AWS GOLD CERTIFICATION Inghams Enterprises, a leading Australian and New Zealand integrated poultry producer, has achieved gold level AWS certification for one of its major production plants.  The Somerville processing plant on the Mornington Peninsula (Victoria) is the second site in the world to achieve AWS certification and the first to achieve gold level. AWS Chair and Secretary of Water Stewardship Australia (WSA), Michael Spencer, congratulated Inghams for achieving this milestone.  “The team at Somerville has worked consistently over time to improve water management and work with its community on water issues.  The plant provides a wonderful example of how industry...