Charity details

Also known as
Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific
C2.33 Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street
Abbotsford VIC 3067
Address For Service email
Charity Size
Who the charity helps
Overseas communities or charities
People in rural/regional/remote communities
General community in Australia
Date established
Last reported
31 March 2019
Next report due
31 January 2020
Financial Year End

Summary of activities

AWS Asia-Pacific’s purpose is to promote and support implementation of the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) in Asia-Pacific. The AWS Standard offers a credible, globally-applicable framework for water users to understand their own water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently with others for sustainable water management within the wider water catchment context. Implementers follow the steps and guidance in the AWS Standard to achieve good water stewardship practices that improve site water performance and contribute to wider sustainability goals. Developed through a four-year global multi-stakeholder process, the AWS Standard supports implementing sites in understanding the local context and its shared water challenges, and to begin transparent and constructive engagement with other stakeholders. The outcomes of water stewardship are: 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 framework for water users that is fully compliant with the stringent requirements for standards systems laid down by ISEAL, the global umbrella organisation for credible standard systems. The AWS water stewardship system and AWS Asia-Pacific’s role in the development of it is explained in a new publication, The Evolution of Water Stewardship: An Australian Perspective available here: https://waterpartnership.org.au/publications/#waterstewardship. Highlights from this year's activities include: • Following on from the SA Government funded water stewardship trial in 2015-16, the Renmark Irrigation Trust (RIT) in South Australia become the world’s first irrigation scheme to achieve Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Certification (Gold). This paves the way for other groups of irrigators and farmers to adopt water stewardship. RIT is now looking at group certification opportunities for their farmers while AWS Asia-Pacific is aiming to use this experience and the resources developed to spread water stewardship in South Australia and throughout the Murray Darling Basin. • With funding from the Australian Water Partnership (AWP), AWS Asia-Pacific and the Australian Fashion Council are collaborating on textile supply chain water risk. Baseline water risk studies have been conducted of 40 Chinese wet-processing sites supplying Australian fashion brands. Another innovation is the launch of ‘Australian Fashion Water Stewardship Program’ which will work initially in textile clusters in China. • Also supported by the AWP, AWS Asia-Pacific organised the first water stewardship forum and training in Indonesia. The Forum was attended by more than 40 participants from government, private sector and civil society, of which 22 participants continued into the water stewardship training program. Water stewardship training, seminars and workshops were also held in Australia, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Cambodia.

Where the charity operates

New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Hong Kong
Taiwan, Province Of China
Viet Nam

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 December 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 Not yet submitted
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 31 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 31 March 2019
Financial Report 2017 31 January 2018 31 January 2018
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 31 January 2018
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 12 December 2016
Financial Report 2016 No due date 12 December 2016
Financial Report 2015 31 January 2016 27 January 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 31 January 2016 27 January 2016
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 27 January 2015
Financial Report 2014 No due date 27 January 2015
Financial Report 2013 No due date Not required
Annual Information Statement 2013 No due date Not required


Title Date Reporting Year Download
Annual Report 31 March 2019 2018 Download
Governing Document 10 February 2014 Download
Annual Report 22 January 2014 Download


The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Advancing the natural environment 22 January 2014

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
1 February 2014 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.