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Sep 20th, 2016 |

Since 2009, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) and the European Water Partnership (EWP) have been collaborating to promote good water stewardship. Both AWS and EWP have led the development of water stewardship standards: the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (the AWS Standard) is globally-applicable while the European Water Stewardship Standard is specific to the EU regulatory context.

Both Standards are scheduled for revision and review, with the two processes expected to
commence in late 2016. AWS and EWP both recognize the need for a coherent global water stewardship system to engage major water users with interests in multiple regions. In pursuit of this objective, and without pre-empting the results of the forthcoming revision and review processes, AWS and EWP have agreed to work together to achieve a single global water stewardship standard system compliant with ISEAL codes of good practice1.

Provided forthcoming revision and review processes support this alignment, both systems will be integrated into one global water stewardship system including integration of governance and business models to ensure consistency for organizations engaged in water stewardship efforts in Europe and globally.

AWS and EWP are both committed to continuing their collaboration to advance good water stewardship in Europe and around the world.
For further information, please contact:
Adrian Sym, Chief Executive, AWS:
Sergiy Moroz, Policy Director, EWP:

You can download the press release here.

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