Annual Information Statement 2016

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

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Environmental activities
Main activities
International activities
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
WSA operates in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, China, South East Asia and India. In each region WSA 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 water stewardship; 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. In most of these regions WSA acts as the regional partner organisation of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) although in India it acts in collaboration with AWS. Highlights of this year have been: Progress of five projects to the point where sites have registered for certification or self-verification with the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard Signing of an MOU with TEDA Eco-Centre, a leading advisory body for industrial parks in China Second Asia-Pacific Water Stewardship Forum in collaboration with AWS and the India Water Stewardship Network New demonstration project in Papua New Guinea and potential new projects in Greater Mekong region First collaboration with traditional owners in the Kimberley (WA) Western Port project working with 15 water stewards and gains international recognition.Led by partner organisation Western Port Biosphere Reserve, and funded by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, the Western Port Water Stewardship Project is currently working with 15 water stewards with some already preparing for certification. The project is looking to deepen its engagement with existing participants before expanding into new catchments within the Western Port Biosphere. The project is a great example of collaboration between WSA and local groups who are interested in leading implementation of water stewardship in their community.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia
  • Other Countries
    • CHN
    • IND
    • NZL
    • PNG
    • THA
    • VNM
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
General community within Australia

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Part time employees: 1
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 5

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

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Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
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Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet Extract

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