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Upcoming AWS Standard System Training

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Successful completion of all three levels of training is a requirement for all AWS Accredited Service Providers and we strongly recommend that businesses or sites considering implementing the AWS Standard attend training.

This training programme is regularly updated, ensuring it remains at the leading edge of water stewardship worldwide. It is offered by AWS staff around the world.

Whilst our training can be customised or tailored to meet an organisation’s specific needs, the general structure and format is as follows:

Foundation Level

The first level of training is aimed at those new to water stewardship who are seeking an introduction to the concept of water stewardship and an awareness of the AWS Standard. Through this course, participants will gain a foundation-level knowledge of water stewardship and water risk, the AWS Standard and tools that support ongoing water stewardship activity. Foundation level will be of interest to those wishing to implement the AWS Standard and promote water stewardship.

Advanced Level

Advanced training will provide a more in-depth understanding of the AWS Standard V2.0. The training will use a specifically developed case study. Participants will achieve a deeper knowledge of the AWS Standard’s criteria and indicators and how they are applied at a site, within the context of a catchment and in supply chains. This training is targeted at organisational representatives who will be closely involved in the implementation of the AWS Standard, as well as specialist service providers aiming to achieve their AWS credentials.

Specialist Level

Specialist training will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the AWS assurance program, accreditation and certification requirements, and other elements of the AWS System. The course is aimed at implementers, consultants, and will also benefit those wanting to join the Professional Credentialing program, by providing a full understanding the auditing procedures and certification requirements.

Tailored Training

This training can be tailored to meet your organisation’s needs through the provision of a personalised training event. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

Upcoming AWS Standard System Training

Trainer: AWS Asia-Pacific
  • 14–17 June 2021. Online. Foundation only. Delivered in Chinese.
  • 20–23 June 2021. Online. Foundation only. Delivered in Chinese.
  • 6–9 December 2021. Online. Foundation only. Delivered in Chinese.
Register Here

Sessions begin at 2pm CST (UTC+8). Further details and registration options are available on the Water Stewardship China website.

Trainer: AWS North America
  • 13–15 July 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist.
  • 28–30 September 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist.
  • 7–9 December 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist.
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Sessions run from 9am-3pm CST (UTC -6) daily. Further details and registration options are available on the AWS North America website.

Trainer: AWS Indonesia
  • 7–10 June 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist training delivered in Bahasa Indonesia.
  • 6-9 September 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist training delivered in Bahasa Indonesia.
  • 1–4 November 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist training delivered in Bahasa Indonesia.
Register Here

Sessions run from 9am–3pm WIB (UTC +7) daily. Further details and registration options are available on the AWS Indonesia website in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Trainer: Maheen Malik, AWS Pakistan Coordinator
  • 24 May – 1 June 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist training.
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Sessions are delivered online and in English. For further details and to register, please email Maheen Malik.

Trainer: AWS Latin America
  • 15-17 June 2021. Online. Foundation, Advanced and Specialist training.
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Sessions are delivered online and in Spanish. For further details and to register, please email Carla Toranzo.

Participants from recent AWS Standard System courses said:

“Step 1 of the AWS Standard, on ‘Gather and Understand’ provides THE definitive guide to comprehending the factors which affect your ability to continue to access water of sufficient quantity and quality for your operations and your supplies.”

“Everybody involved in agricultural development should follow this training.”

“AWS is more than a standard organisation, it is a network of stakeholders collaborating on water stewardship. The training helped me getting acquainted with the Standard and my peers alike.”

If you are unable to find a training event to suit your needs, or you are an existing Accredited Training Provider and wish to host your own AWS training events, please use this form to contact us.

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