AWS Literature Database

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YearCitationDescriptionProject PartnersDownload
2018AWS Asia-Pacific and IDEEA (2018). Measuring and Communicating Impacts from AWS Water Stewardship: Applying the SEEA Framework to Two Industrial Parks in China. 40 pages.This report builds on the 2017 report AWS Asia-Pacific and IDEEA (see below) and looks at the application of the System for Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) framework to measure public and private benefits of water stewardship in two Industrial Parks in China where AWS Asia-Pacific is currently working.AWS Asia-Pacific and Institute for Environmental Economic Accounting (IDEEA) Group.Download
2018AWS, EDEKA, WWF, and Iberhanse Naturgreen (2018). Water Stewardship in Andalusia, Spain: The case of Iberesparragal. Published by AWS International Secretariat, Scotland. Summary Report. 8 pages.Summary report of the implementation of the AWS standard on a citrus farm in Andalusia, Spain.AWS, Edeka and WWF Partners for Sustainability, Iberhanse Naturgreen and Good Stuff International.Download
2018Universidad del Pacífico Research Centre, HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation, and Swiss Cooperation – SECO (2017). Editor José Luis Carrillo M. Responsible Water Stewardship: Experiences from the AWS Standard implementation in La Libertad and Ica (Peru). Published by HELVETAS Swiss Inter-cooperation, Peru. 79 pages. Summary report of the implementation of the AWS Standard at La Libertad and Ica asparagus farms in Peru. Part of the SECO Competitivo Peru Project.Universidad del Pacífico Research Centre, HELVETAS Swiss Inter-Cooperation, and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Peru.Download
2017AWS Asia-Pacific and IDEEA (2017). Linking AWS and the SEEA: Applying Advances in Accounting for Natural Capital to Support the Implementation of AWS. 9 pages.This summary report addresses two challenges facing the AWS Water Stewardship system: (i) the desire to integrate with existing systems that are meaningful to our stakeholders (interoperability) and, (ii) the desire to demonstrate impacts in a way that can position AWS Water Stewards as good businesses and natural capital managers.Australia Aid, Australian Water Partnership, Institute for Environmental Economic Accounting (IDEEA) Group, and Asia-Pacific AWSDownload
2017Western Port Biosphere and AWS (2017). Building a Water Stewardship Community in the UNESCO Western Port Biosphere Reserve Australia. Author Gary Jones. Published by AWS Asia Pacific, Australia. 9 pages.This overview report summarises the building of a Water Stewardship Community in Western Port Biosphere reserve and collaboration between major water users, the community, water agencies, local government and other stakeholders to improve water quality, ecology of local waterways, and water security for water users.

it covers multiple-sectors. Some 28 water stewardship site plans were developed.

In 2002, Western Port was established as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It also includes an international Ramsar site.
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, Western Port Biosphere, Ingham’s, Melbourne Water, South East Water, Port Philip Westernport, South Eastern Water, and Parks Victoria.Download
2016WWF South Africa (2016). Breede Catchment Water -Stewardship Programme – Summary Report. 55 pagesThis summary report provides an account of the water stewardship initiatives for the second
phase of the Breede Water Stewardship Project in the Western Cape. It shares lessons in water stewardship, particularly the collective action that was started in the upper Breede catchment between 2015 and 2016.
Mark Dent – Alliance for Water Stewardship
Nelisiwe Vundla – WWF South Africa

M&S (Marks & Spencer)
Woolworths, (GIZ)
Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency (BGCMA)
Alliance for Water Stewardship

Emerging Leaders Duzi Umgeni Conservation Trust (DUCT), DHI, Danish Embassy, Ground Truth
2015Dzikiti, S. and Schachtschneider, K. (2015). Technical Report: Water stewardship for stone fruit farmers. WWF Technical Report. WWF South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa. 48 pages.Technical report on the implementation of the AWS standard on stone fruit farms in South Africa.

(Stone fruits e.g. peach, plum, cherries.)
C. Bramley (WWF-UK), C. Colvin (WWF-SA), L. Nicolls (M&S) and A. Sym (AWS) with support of Marks & Spencer, Woolworths, the Alliance for Water Stewardship and WWF-UK.Download
2015Hepworth, N., and Farrow, T. (2015). Implementation of the AWS Standard at Olam’s Aviv Coffee Plantation in the Ruvuma Basin, Tanzania. Technical Report: Costs, Benefits, and Emerging Recommendations. Water Witness International, Edinburgh. 50 pages.Technical report on the Implementation of the AWS standard at Olam’s Aviv Coffee Plantation in Southern Highlands, Tanzania.WaSP, GIZ, UKAID, Water Witness International, AWS, and Olam International.Download
2015Hepworth, N., Agol, D., von Wiren-Lehr, S. and O’Grady, K. (2011). Alliance for Water Stewardship Kenya Case Study – Exploring the value of water stewardship standards in Africa. Technical Report. Published by: Alliance for Water Stewardship, Marks and Spencer, GIZ and BMZ. 132 pages.Technical report that explores the implementation of the AWS standard and the production of flowers, coffee and horticulture products in the Lake Naivasha Basin, Kenya.

(In 1995, Lake Naivasha was established as an International Ramsar Site.)
Water Witness International, AWS, Marks and Spencer, GIZ and BMZ.Download

Last updated: February 2019