AWS Global Network

The global AWS network is fueled by information from a growing number of local water stewardship networks, coordinated by our regional partners and representatives. Local water stewardship networks serve to engage local stakeholders and build the capacity to facilitate contextually-appropriate water stewardship actions within the globally-consistent framework of the AWS Standard.

Please use the links in this section to find out how to engage with AWS in your region. As we are still building our partnership network some regions will be managed directly from AWS International. If your region is not listed then please get in touch with us directly.

Africa: Our work in South Africa is coordinated by Mark Dent. We aim to have a coordinator for East Africa in place in the coming months.

Asia Pacific: we are represented in Asia Pacific by Water Stewardship Australia (WSA). WSA was a founding member of AWS back in 2008 and has acted as the AWS regional initiative since that time.

For information about water stewardship in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, please contact Michael Spencer.

For information about water stewardship in China and South East Asia, please contact ZhenZhen Xu.

Europe: Over recent years we have worked closely with the European Water Partnership which operates the European Water Stewardship program. Recognizing the need for a coherent global water stewardship system to engage major water users with interests in multiple regions, AWS the EWP have reached an agreement to work together to achieve a single global water stewardship standard system compliant with ISEAL codes of good practice.  Please contact Sergiy Moroz.

Read the full statement on this process.

North America: We are represented in North America by The Water Council, based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Water Council has been the host of the AWS North America Regional Initiative since 2011. In November 2015 we signed an agreement to further strengthen our relationship. Our Regional Director for North America, Matt Howard, is based out of the Water Council’s Global Water Centre. Please email Matt for any queries related to AWS in the region.

South Asia: We have been instrumental in the establishment of water stewardship networks in both India and Pakistan.