AWS is a global membership collaboration comprising businesses, NGOs and the public sector. Our global structure enables us to act with local knowledge and expertise within a system that is guided and supported by our combined international experience. The AWS International Secretariat acts as the custodian of the AWS Standard and its related systems. Around the world, we have a number of Regional Partners and Local Coordinators who use the Standard to drive and implement water stewardship action on the ground. The Secretariat, Regional Partners and Local Coordinators all work together to promote and build use of the AWS Standard globally.
The AWS International Secretariat
AWS International is based in Scotland and governed by an international Board of Trustees comprised of AWS members. AWS International’s (AWS SCIO) governance arrangements are set out in the constitution of AWS SCIO. AWS International has responsibility for the overall governance and management of the AWS Standard System, and works closely with our Regional Partners, Members, Accredited Service Providers and other stakeholders to further develop the AWS Standard System and work within the global water stewardship community. The AWS International team is: