Developing world-class water stewards

The Alliance for Water Stewardship is an international, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to enhancing water stewardship. With The Water Council as the official North American regional partner, AWS connects leading organizations in North America with each other and their counterparts from around the globe who are committed to advancing the responsible use of freshwater. As a result, AWS North America works collaboratively to develop North American water users and managers into world-class water stewards who protect and enhance freshwater resources for people and nature.

AWS North America’s programs are designed to raise awareness, build capacity and provide a forum through which knowledge on water stewardship can be generated, accessed and shared, while helping organizations and communities address shared water challenges. Learn more about water stewardship.

At the heart of the program is the stakeholder-endorsed AWS Standard. The AWS Standard is the world’s only comprehensive water use standard that can be used by industrial, agricultural and commercial sites. The six-step process acts as a strategic framework to help water users identify and mitigate water-related risks both inside and outside their facilities. This Standard is internationally recognized with claims verified by third-party conformity assessment bodies and is being implemented world-wide including hundreds of sites in North America.

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Matt Howard

Director, AWS North America

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