AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum

5 -6 June 2024

AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum 2024

We are pleased to welcome participants back to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 2024 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum, which will be held on 5-6 June 2024 at the Assembly Rooms.

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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 since 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland, it has become the must-attend event for the international water stewardship community.


The 2024 Forum is now SOLD OUT!

Forum Dinner
We invite all Forum participants to join us on Wednesday, 5 June at the Assembly Rooms for a drinks reception at 18:00, followed by our Forum Dinner at 19:00. Tickets can be purchased through registration. If you require a dinner ticket, please contact us

Terms and conditions
Tickets are non-refundable, however tickets may be transferred to colleagues within your organisation if you are no longer able to attend. If after registering you find that you are no longer able to attend AND you are unable to transfer your ticket, please return it as soon as possible by contacting us , so that we may offer your seat to someone else.

The 2024 Forum will focus on in-person participation. Recordings of selected sessions will be made available to registrants and AWS Members post-event.


We are developing an interactive and engaging programme to cover a range of topics, from water and climate to collective action and convergence.  Key discussion topics will include:

 Water stewardship and the wider world

  • Connecting water to climate action and other initatives
  • Creating connections and incentives for water stewardship through policy engagement

Water stewardship community

  • Convergence within the water stewardship community
  • Collective action in critical catchments

Alliance for Water Stewardship System

  • AWS Standard Review & Revision
  • AWS Assurance System updates
  • Knowledge and learning from the best practice experiences

> Download the latest draft of the 2024 programme

Forum Sponsors Announced

We are thrilled to have WWFAstraZenecaDiageoInogen Alliance and Nutrien as our sponsors for the AWS Forum 2024 and thank them for their support.

We would also like to thank our AWS Funding Members, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Apple, Azura, Primark, EDEKA, Nestlé and Unilever, for their continued support of AWS and the Forum.


AWS Forum 2024 Sponsors
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AWS Funding Members
Funding Members

2023 Overview Report

The 2023 Global Water Stewardship Forum included over 175 registered delegates, representing over 100 organisations worldwide.

During the 2023 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum, we gained insights and learned from those working on water stewardship in the private and public sectors, and civil society organisations. To learn more about the sessions and key takeaways, download and read our overview report below. For more information regarding the 2023 AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum, visit our 2023 Forum page.