Addressing Water Risk and Improving Water Stewardship in California


Southern California, July 28-29

The Alliance for Water Stewardship
(AWS) will be hosting two days of training on the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard in southern California at a location to be determined July 28 and 29 (most likely to be held in the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area).

Now is the time for California companies, consultancies, NGOs and other interested groups to promote individual water use responsibility and watershed-based collective actions to ensure Californians can continue to access quality water for business, personal and recreational needs.

AWS is a multi-stakeholder organization dedicated to enhancing water stewardship capacity, and guiding, incentivizing and differentiating responsible water use.  The International Water Stewardship Standard (the “AWS Standard”) is designed to support, recognize and reward collaborative efforts to manage shared water challenges while providing a strategic framework for companies to better manage water resources and associated costs and risks.

The first day of training (Foundations of Water Stewardship) will introduce water management and sustainability professionals to the AWS water stewardship system and certain water management concepts while equipping them with the knowledge they need to implement or promote water stewardship at site and watershed levels. This will include a specific segment on stakeholder engagement. The second day of training (Advanced Training in the AWS Standard) is people implementing the AWS Standard in their operations or those interested in gaining AWS accreditation for consulting, auditing or training services.

Cost per participant will be $450 or $800 for attending both days. This includes course material, lunch and refreshments. Travel or accommodation costs are not included. Reductions are available for non-profit organizations.

Foundations of Water Stewardship and Advanced Training in the AWS Standard are based on implementation of the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard, a standard owned by the international Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). Together these courses meet Levels 1 and 2 requirements for professionals seeking AWS accreditation as auditor, consultant or trainer.

To register for the event click here. For more information on the training, email AWS-North America at or call 1 (414) 988-8749.

About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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