Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Water Stewardship Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Other names charity is known by (such as trading name)
  • Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific
  • AWS Asia-Pacific
Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
Environmental activities
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
In April 2014 the International Water Stewardship Standard (IWSS) was launched at the United Nations Global Compact CEO Water Mandate meeting in Lima Peru. Completion of the standard was a major step in finalisation of a global system for defining and evaluating water stewardship, a tool for advancing the natural environment. It responded to a desire for global consistency and laid the foundation for future development. It is currently being applied in demonstration projects around the world. Since the launch of the IWSS, Water Stewardship Australia (WSA) has been moving forward with a number of projects including: 1) development of a Foundation Training program to build capacity for water stewardship in Australia. This project was supported by the Murray Darling Basin Authority. The project was developed immediately following the release of the IWSS and a pilot of the course was conducted in early June, 2) a joint project with Western Port Biosphere and Inghams Enterprises engages a number of agencies in the Westernport area (government, municipal) and stakeholders to articulate catchment challenges and indicators. The project builds on the Inghams supply chain to engage a broader group of implementers in what was once described as Melbournes most polluted waterway. The partnership addresses key parts of the IWSS through the development of catchment indicators and engagement with stakeholders. It further develops the promotion of the Biosphere as a source of sustainably produced food, and 3) Goulburn Broken Catchment Indicators project complements the Western Port Biosphere in building a model for developing and articulating catchment challenges and indicators (Step 2 of the IWSS). The goal is to reduce barriers to engaging local water-users by establishing a common understanding of indicators and challenges that can become a common framework shared by potential implementers within the catchment. This work builds on research conducted as part of the Diary Industry Field Trial in the Goulburn Broken catchment. WSA is working in partnership with the Goulburn Broken CMA.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
General community in Australia

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 1
  • Volunteers: 1TO10
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • DEU
    • PER

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C Other income/receipts
D Total income/receipts (a+b+c)
E Employee expenses/payments
F Grant and donations made by the registered entity for use in Australia
G Grants and donations made by registered entity for use outside Australia
H Other expenses/payments
I Total expenses/payments (e+f+g+h)
J Net surplus/deficit (d-i)

Balance Sheet Extract

K Total assets
L Total liabilities
M Net assets/liabilites (k-l)