The Alliance for Water Stewardship is committed to measuring sustainability efforts by certified entities at the site, catchment, and organisational levels to evaluate its environmental, social, cultural and economic impacts.
AWS has set about developing its Monitoring & Evaluation System to see how we are doing against our own mission objectives and to begin to understand and learn about the impacts we are having in the world.
The intended effects of the International Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard (known as the AWS Standard) are:
- Good water governance
- Healthy status of important water-related areas
- Good water quality status
- Sustainable water balance
- Safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all (WASH)
By impacts, we mean the positive and negative long-term effects resulting from the implementation of a standards system, either directly or indirectly, intended or unintended. View the AWS Measuring Impacts infographic below. You can also read the 2020 AWS Impacts ISEAL Public Summary Report.