Over the course of nine months, leading companies in pulp and paper, mining, chemicals, oil and gas, water service provision and agriculture applied the Standard to test its feasibility and applicability. These projects helped define targets in water governance, water balance, water quality and other important water-related areas.
AWS offers a variety of ways to improve, incentivize and recognize responsible water use, including helping members engage key stakeholders within their watershed and supply chain. To encourage understanding and engagement around water, AWS will also launch a capacity-development program and membership opportunities for those who want to help shape the future of water stewardship. By joining AWS, organizations can learn what they can do to help protect shared resources, as well as shape the future of water stewardship.
AWS, through its International Water Stewardship Standard and other programs, has great potential to address WWF’s main water stewardship goals of achieving responsible water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality and protection/restoration of important water areas.