Indonesia Water Stewardship Event
The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard is a framework for implementing good water stewardship, by identifying and tackling water challenges at site and catchment level. The Standard is designed to support, recognize and reward collaborative efforts to manage and take action on shared water challenges.
Indonesia’s first Water Stewardship Forum from May 8 – 10, 2018 hosted by Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia Pacific was held in Bogor, Indonesia. The Forum attracted 45 delegates from multiple sectors including companies such as H&M, Multi Bintang, Golden Agri Resources and Halcyon; national level government such as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry; NGOs such as WWF Indonesia and Simavi; and other interested stakeholders. These organisations are active in water management and water governance in Indonesia and were interested to explore integrating water stewardship into their operations, projects and policies.
The event started with a free half-day open forum during which key speakers shared their experiences in working with water stewardship in Indonesia, China and Australia followed by a 2.5 day accredited training program.
Unique Water Utility Improvement Action Plans were then developed and implemented, incorporating the valuable lessons learnt from the current Australia-Vietnam WUIP and its participants.
Forum participants heard from key speakers on their experiences working with water stewardship in their businesses and discuss the drivers and bottlenecks for implementation in Indonesia.
Training program attendees gained access to the knowledge and tools to become an accredited trainer, consultant and auditor on water stewardship by applying the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard.