Annual Information Statement 2017

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
Fundraising online
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2017 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
International activities
Provide further details of the charity's international activities
Water Stewardship Australia is the Asia-Pacific regional partner organisation of the international Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), and trades as AWS Asia-Pacific. AWS Asia-Pacific operates in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, China, Thailand, Vietnam, India and Pakistan. In each region AWS Asia-Pacific is aiming to build relationships and collaboration with local companies, civil society organisations and government agencies; to facilitate projects that can demonstrate the successful and beneficial implementation of the AWS Water Stewardship system; to build capacity of local organisations as promoters of water stewardship or as accredited service providers (auditors, consultants and trainers), and; to build local governance networks and bodies that can provide local leadership for the water stewardship system.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The AWS Water Stewardship system aims to deliver four outcomes in the catchment where it is being implemented: sustainable water balance, good water quality, healthy ecosystems and cultural sites and good water governance. Highlights from this year's activities include: Continuing growth of the Western Port Water Stewardship Community with 30 water stewards now having or developing site water stewardship plans; Engagement of a Special Advisor on First Peoples Water to strengthen engagement and outcomes for indigenous water stakeholders from AWS Water Stewardship implementation; Commitment of the Renmark Irrigation Trust to certification against the AWS Standard and further engagement with Renmark irrigators in water stewardship; Collaboration with a series of businesses in Thailand, India, Vietnam and China who are working on water stewardship plans and towards certification against the AWS Standard; Deepening of our engagement with the Australian fashion industry through the Council of Textile and Fashion and partnering with Cotton On to implement water stewardship through their supply chain; Participation in a project led by Alluvium to review stewardship report cards along the Queensland coast; Facilitation of a workshop in Shenzhen, China, supported by the IFC (part of the World Bank Group) to highlight water in the micro-electronics supply chain; and Engagement of a second Industrial Park in China (Kunshan) in partnership with WWF China and the Kunshan Environment Protection Bureau.From our relationship and capacity building activities, local Water Stewardship Networks have been established in China, India and Pakistan involving corporate, government and civil society, and more than 100 service providers completed the AWS Accredited Water Stewardship Training Program from Greater China, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
Main beneficiary
General community in Australia
Other beneficiaries
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2017 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • BGD
    • CHN
    • IND
    • IDN
    • NZL
    • PAK
    • PNG
    • THA
    • VNM
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2018 period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 3
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Full-time equivalent staff (FTE): 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 8

Section D: Finance

Charity's 2017 reporting period
1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017
Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

Gross Income
Donations and bequests
Revenue from providing goods or services
Revenue from government including grants
Revenue from investments
All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
All other expenses
Total expenses
Net surplus/(deficit)
Other comprehensive income
Total comprehensive income

Balance Sheet extract

Total current assets
Total non-current assets
Total assets
Total current liabilities
Total non-current liabilities
Total liabilities
Net assets/liabilities
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?

Section E: Annual report

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Section F: Reporting to state or territory regulators

Is the charity an incorporated association?
Does the charity intend to fundraise in the next reporting period?