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Public Consultation of Water Stewardship Standard starts today

Jul 12th, 2010 |

Public consultation of Water Stewardship Standard Brussels, 12 July 2010. In accordance with the Code of Good Practice for Setting Social and Environmental Standards of the ISEAL Alliance, the first draft of the Water Stewardship Standard will undergo as from today on a public online consultation for 60 days.

In a 19 months stakeholder process including partners from business, agriculture, civil society and with support of public authorities, the EWP Water Stewardship Program has elaborated this draft of the European Water Stewardship Standard, which is now ready for public consultation. This Water Stewardship Standard aims to provide water users in Europe with a tool to verify, certify and award their efforts towards Sustainable Water Management (SWM).

This public consultation process represents an opportunity for all stakeholders with an interest in water to reflect on the draft Water Stewardship Standard and to support the development of a tool for Sustainable Water Use in Europe”, said Ms. Sabine von Wiren-Lehr, EWP Water Stewardship Program Coordinator.

The draft standard and referring glossary may be downloaded here and comments may be submitted online. Please consult also the executive summary of the draft standard before giving your comment!

Please note that the deadline for submission of comments is the 12th of September 2010, 6:00 pm. All comments should be provided in English.

A summary of the outcomes of the consultation will be available on the EWP website.

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