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The Evolution of Water Stewardship: An Australian Perspective

This publication tells the story of a concept catalysed by Australia’s Millenium Drought which eventually develops into a global system for managing water risks and for collaboration between business, government and community. AWS Water Stewardship provides a roadmap for industry,  agriculture and all non-domestic water users to adopt good water stewardship, which seeks to achieve four outcomes: sustainable water balance, good water quality, healthy important water-related areas (ecosystems and cultural sites), and good water governance. The AWS Standard is the only freshwater management standard that meets the requirements of the ISEAL Code of Practice for Good Standard Setting, the global benchmark for credible sustainability standards.

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