AWS Working Groups

AWS Working Groups

AWS Working Groups allow organisations to collaborate with other business leaders, NGOs and regional experts to get a deeper understanding of the water challenges faced by their sector and beyond, and to set the agenda for water stewardship. They are valuable spaces for peers to share their experiences using the AWS Standard, to ask questions, and for experts in the field to present their research and findings.

AWS convenes two types of working groups:

NEW in 2024! Cross-sector 

The AWS Cross-Sector Working Group creates a space for all AWS Members to engage on water stewardship, regardless of their sector. These meetings will explore water stewardship community topics and initiatives, updates regarding the AWS Standard System as well as broader issues. To maximise the participation of our members across different time zones, meetings will be held twice during the same day.


Our sector-specific working groups provide an opportunity for our members working in these sectors to take a deep-dive into topics related to their industries and address challenges unique to their organisations. AWS holds sector-specific working groups in:

  • Agricultural Value Chains*
  • Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals & Personal Care
  • Textiles & Apparel

* With the close connections between agricultural supply chains and the food & beverage sector, we have combined these working groups for these sectors to better support collaboration across the value chain.

AWS Working Groups are limited to AWS Members and partners. However, new participants who are interested in learning more about AWS and the work we are doing are welcome to join up to three meetings.

If you would like to apply to join an upcoming meeting, please complete the form below.

Upcoming meetings

Join an upcoming AWS Working Group to connect with purpose-driven individuals united in a mission to protect the earth’s freshwater resources.

Agricultural Value Chains

  • 01 October 2024 | 13:00-14:30 UTC

Textiles & Apparel

  • 08 October 2024 | 13:00-14:30 UTC

Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals & Personal Care

  • 09 October 2024 | 13:00-14:30 UTC


  • 02 July 2024 | 08:00-09:30 UTC
  • 02 July 2024 | 15:00-16:30 UTC

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