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IRIS+ and Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)

Original alignment: 2017

Updated alignment: 2020.

A globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context.

The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is an international, multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to enhancing water stewardship.

The AWS Standard has been mapped to the IRIS Catalog of Metrics. The AWS Standard is an international standard that defines a set of water stewardship criteria and indicators for how water should be managed at a site and within the catchment in a way that is environmentally, social, and economically beneficial. The AWS Standard is primarily meant for use by facility and property managers, providing them a six-step continual improvement framework for water stewardship.

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