The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is offering free online training for individuals and entities – including businesses, nonprofits/NGOs, and governments – to learn what this stewardship is and how to become involved.

AWS brings together stakeholders from around the globe who want to protect the world’s water. Because water access and quality are both important, the organization has created the AWS Water Standard, which offers a way for stewardship to be independently verified.

“Our members contribute to the sustainability of local water resources through their adoption and promotion of a universal framework for the sustainable use of water,” the AWS says.  The AWS Standard “drives, recognizes and rewards good water stewardship performance.”

The AWS’ mission is to engage local leadership in “credible water stewardship that recognizes and secures the social, cultural, environmental and economic value of freshwater.”

The online course, an introduction to the AWS Water Stewardship Standard, explains the concepts of water stewardship, the importance of a standard, and the processes involved in using and adhering to this standard. The content is relevant to people considering advocating for an organization, business or government to adopt the standards as well as to people working for these entities who might lead the adoption and implementation.

There’s no need to recreate the wheel when such a thorough training is now available!