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COVID-19 UPDATE

Alliance for Water Stewardship / COVID-19 UPDATE

AWS is taking the following measures in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Audits

AWS has issued an interim policy on remote recertification (valid from May 2020) and and now remote initial audits (valid from 13 July 2020). We are now allowing off-site certification audits to occur where certain conditions are met.

This will allow us to continue to serve our Members and other stakeholders while remaining consistent with the current AWS Certification Requirements. We will be issuing policy and guidelines on remote initial audits in the near future.

The current two-month extension period on surveillance and re-certification audits to AWS will expire on 1 June 2020, when this new policy will take effect. We are continuously monitoring and reviewing the situation and will keep you updated with the latest developments.

If you are an existing AWS certified site you should contact your certification body to discuss further, or contact Mona Karraoui, AWS Accreditation & Training Manager: mona@a4ws.org

Training

Due to the travel restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are enabling AWS Training partners to run online versions of the AWS System Training until 31 December 2020. By following the accredited online course and completing the relevant exams and requirements, participants will be able to complete the AWS System Training and join the AWS Professional Credentialing system.

To find out about upcoming trainings, visit our AWS Standard System training page.

 

In these challenging times, the importance of our global community of water stewards has never been greater.

AWS Community

We know that many of our members, large and small, are contributing to the essential needs of the communities who are battling COVID-19.

Leadership shown by members of the AWS community may contribute to positive change coming out of this crisis. We all hope that our future is one in which the world cares for water for the benefit of all.

AWS would like to recogise and leverage contributions made by the water stewardship community. If you have any learnings or initiatives that you feel we can help amplify or contribute to, or if you are seeking help in your activities through collaboration with other members, please contact: Scott McCready, AWS Director of Outreach & Engagment, scott@a4ws.org

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