AWS Membership is open to any organisation, from any sector that shares our aim of the responsible use of freshwater. Membership runs annually from January 1st to December 31st. Application to join AWS as a member is made by completing the form below.
Fees for membership of AWS are designed to be responsive to the ability to pay, reflective of the benefits accrued and reasonable relative to fees of other membership bodies. Membership rates are decided by members through multi-stakeholder decision making at the preceding years AGM.
All fee structures are completely transparent to reflect the principle that as a multi-stakeholder organisation no individual member or sector will have a greater or lesser say in our governance due to the size of their financial contribution. If you have any questions about membership, please get in touch.
Upon receipt of your membership application, AWS will review it in line with our member approval process to confirm that the details you have provided are sufficient for us to be able to process your membership, and that your application is in line with our membership categories. AWS will also undertake a risk assessment to ensure that your organisation does not pose a reputational risk to our global membership collaboration.
Our membership categories and their definitions are:
Organisations not under the control or ownership of private or public-sector actors, that have a distinct cultural, environmental, political or social mission including, but not limited, to community groups, indigenous groups, labour unions, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and multi-stakeholder balanced membership bodies and platforms.
Organisations which are not under the control or ownership of government that may be privately owned or controlled by individuals or shareholders or businesses that primarily seek the commercial and/or economic interest of themselves (or their member organisations) including and not limited to individual businesses, subsidiary companies, state-owned enterprises, social enterprises, private sector membership organisations and platforms.
Organisations which are under the control or ownership of the government, including and not limited to entities providing public benefit such as independent government agencies, government linked regulatory bodies and government recognised academic and most higher learning institutions, and whose primary aim is to pursue nonfinancial objectives.