This session will examine the appeal of a common water stewardship framework as well as the institutional and other barriers to widespread adoption of the Alliance of Water Stewardship international standard and certification process. Financial support, appropriate regulatory frameworks, robust decision-making processes and community ownership are just some of the ingredients necessary for water stewardship to facilitate sustainable development. Barriers include education, capacity building and engagement for the sustainable use of water, relevance for industrial and agricultural sectors, making the business case, as well as the limitations of the international standard itself.
MEMBERS OF THE SESSION COORDINATION GROUP
Alliance for Water Stewardship (Australia)
Enterprises pour l´Environment – EpE (France)
São Paulo State Federation of Industries - FIESP (Brazil)
● Adrian Sym, AWS
● Ursula Antunez, SGS, South America,
● Lindsay Bass, WWF US
● Christian Vousvouras, Nestle.
● Anicia Pio (FIESP)
● Claire Tutenuit (Enterprise pour l'Environnement)
● Johan Gely (SDC)
● Karin Krchnak