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Get Certified

What are the benefits?

EWS certification offers clear advantages to the private sector including:

  • Demonstration of Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Reinforcing relationships with regional actors.
  • Compliance with national and international legislation.
  • Mitigation of business risks related to water use in.
  • Reassurance to investors and customers of good corporate governance.
  • Improved efficiency and associated cost savings.

How does it work?

In order to assure thorough assessment of water use according to EWS requirements, EWS employs a third party certification body to conduct assessment of the water users with the EWS standard and issue certificates of compliance accordingly:

  • Presents you with an objective evaluation of water management performance.
  • Provide you a cohesive audit report:
  • List all your improvement points and an integrative on-site water management evaluation for targeted response strategies.
  • Presents you with credible indicator of performance level to communicate both inside and outside your operations.

For a list of all EWS Approved Certification Bodies click here.

What is the process?


Want to find out if you’re ready?

You can elect to perform a Pre-Screening on-site at your organization as a gap analysis prior to Certification. The EWS Team will walk you through the standard and all the elements of water management you will need to tackle prior to certification.

Pre-Screenings provide your organization:

  • Internal, site specific training on water stewardship and the EWS standard.
  • Identification of the strengths and weaknesses of your water management as it stands.
  • A Pre-Screening Report detailing the gaps for compliance with the EWS standard.

EWS Recommended Consultancies are also on hand to support you in the process of identifying your risks and training you on the use of the standard. Email for more information.

What can I do with my certificate?

Depending on the compliance level, the certifier is granted either bronze, silver or gold level certificate:


The EWS logo is considered an “off product claim”, for more information about what where how you can communicate your success please see the EWS Assets & Claims Use Fact Sheet.

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