AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum

16-17 May 2023

AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum 2023

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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About the Forum

The AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum is one of the key events in which our community of members, implementers and stakeholders share knowledge and learning on the evolution of water stewardship practice and forge new directions through dialogue and partnerships. Held annually in Edinburgh, Scotland, since 2016, it has become the must-attend event for the international water stewardship community.


Our two-day programme consisted of interactive sessions which represented three cross-cutting topics: 

  • Water Stewardship in Action

Sessions explored water stewardship in both supply chains and owned operations across AWS’s priority business sectors (Agriculture, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, Microelectronics, and Textiles & Apparel). 

  • Universal Themes  

Sessions explored high-level water stewardship debates including Science Based Targets for Nature (SBTN), collective action, climate resilience and updates and follow-on conversations from UN Water. 

  • AWS System 

Sessions covered key aspects of the Alliance for Water Stewardship System, and included an overview of the AWS Standard review process. One of our sessions also provided an opportunity to explore configuring the AWS System for scaled certification.


Thank you to the 2023 AWS Forum sponsors, Scottish Government, WWF, Diageo, Inogen Alliance and Nutrien; and from AWS Funding Members, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Apple, Azura, EDEKA ZENTRALE Stiftung & Co. KG, PRIMARK, Nestlé and Unilever PLC.


AWS Forum 2023 Sponsors
2023 Forum Sponsors
AWS Funding Members