The Water Council will serve as AWS's North America headquarters
At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced the selection of The Water Council to serve as its North American headquarters. As a regional provider for AWS, The Water Council is responsible for administering AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0 and overseeing the certification program in the U.S. and Canada. In April, AWS released the standard as a global framework to promote sustainable use of the world’s freshwater resources. Through the standard, AWS plans to be represented at a regional level and engage regional stakeholders in AWS governance through partnerships.
The implementation of this agreement will have far-ranging implications for a broad array of business, public sector and civil society interests across North America. For the first time, companies headquartered in the U.S. and Canada can become AWS members, enabling them to receive exclusive benefits, demonstrate leadership and mitigate water risk for their businesses, communities and investors.
A member of the UN Global Compact Cities Programme since 2009, The Water Council, based in Milwaukee, has become a regular destination for international delegations seeking water technology solutions. Now, in partnership with AWS, the Water Council will provide North American water users a roadmap to a comprehensive approach to water stewardship and sustainability.