Online Training

The Alliance for Water Stewardship, or AWS, is the global multi-stakeholder membership collaboration for organisations interested in water stewardship, and it is the owner of the AWS Standard, the globally applicable standard for robust, independently verifiable water stewardship.


Our mission is ‘to ignite and nurture global and local leadership in credible water stewardship that recognises and secures the social, cultural, environmental and economic value of freshwater’.


As part of our drive to achieve our mission, we offer a range of training to organisations and individuals interested in water stewardship. Our training content is based on the collective experience of AWS staff, AWS Members and users of the AWS Standard around the world and it is regularly updated to ensure it remains at the leading edge of water stewardship.

An Introduction to the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard & Standard System

Our first online training module introduces the concept of water stewardship and familiarises students with the AWS Standard, providing insight into the benefits of implementing water stewardship and the processes involved in using the AWS Standard. It provides a first step for those looking to begin their water stewardship journey, whether you are a potential implementer of AWS, a service provider seeking to offer services relating to AWS or a water or sustainability professional keen to update your knowledge and expertise.

This Online Training Module explores the concept of water stewardship and introduces the Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard and its System. Although everyone is welcome to watch and learn, this module is targeted at a general audience new to the world of water stewardship and standards.

The module will be free to access initially then 150.00 GBP VAT inc.

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Course Breakdown

This 1-hour module is broken down into 3 MLUs (Micro-Learning Units) and introduces you to water stewardship and its benefits. The units covered are:

  • Water in Today’s world
  • What is Water Stewardship
  • Why is Water Stewardship Important?
  • Introduction to the Alliance for Water Stewardship
  • What is the AWS Standard?
  • The AWS Standard's five steps
  • The AWS Standard's five desired outcomes
  • Introduction to the AWS Assurance System
  • Benefits of the AWS Standard System
  • Getting Started: Implementing the AWS Standard

Start Your Water Stewardship Journey Now

Water is rapidly rising up the agenda. Make sure you’re best placed to respond. Enrol today in the AWS Water Stewardship Online Training Module to begin your water stewardship journey.
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