AWS Standard Review and Revision 3.0

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AWS Standard Review and Revision

AWS is undertaking a review and revision of the International Water Stewardship Standard V2.0 (commonly known as the AWS Standard). The primary aims of the AWS Standard Review and Revision are to:

  • Improve the value proposition and user experience for sites;
  • Enable more accurate and consistent auditability, and;
  • Enhance the Standard’s contribution to AWS’s vision, mission and organisational strategy.

This process will be carried out according to the AWS Standards Development and Revision Procedure and ISEAL’s Standard-Setting Code of Good Practice. Led by the AWS Technical Committee and facilitated by the AWS Secretariat, the process began in early 2023 with the aim to publish the revised AWS Standard V3.0 in 2025.

AWS Standard Revision

Following the review of the AWS Standard in 2023, AWS will undertake a major revision of the International Water Stewardship Standard or AWS Standard over the course of 2024. During this process, we invite AWS Members and other stakeholders to provide input and feedback on the next version of the AWS Standard (V3.0). A summary of this process including a timeline indicating when consultation periods will occur can be downloaded below.

> Download: Summary: AWS Standard Major Revision, V3.0

AWS Standard Review Survey

As part of the AWS Standard Review and Revision process, we surveyed stakeholders to gather feedback on the AWS Standard V2.0.  Feedback from 235 respondents was analysed to identify priority themes, issues and areas for improvement. A high-level summary of findings and key insights is available to download below.

> Download: AWS Standard Review Survey: Findings & Key Insights


AWS held two webinars to launch the AWS Standard Review Survey and to provide more information about the process. Both are available to watch by following the links below or by visiting the AWS Tools Hub:


For any enquiries regarding the AWS Standard Review and Revision process, please contact Tyler Farrow, Standards Manager, using the form below.

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