In recognition of the importance of multi-stakeholder and regional representation, ISEAL Associate Member Alliance for Water Stewardship and its board have agreed to transition from the current governance structure to a multi-stakeholoder, membership based model. The revised model should clarify the allocation of responsibility concerning authority, decision making and accountability amongst AWS stakeholders.
The purpose of this consultation is to inform the AWS Board of the primary considerations when developing the main elements of multi-stakeholder governance for AWS. The consultation takes the form of a short questionnaire focusing on the following elements:
- Regional representation
- Decision-making bodies
- Decision-making hierarchy
- Stakeholder participation
ISEAL encourages active participation in this consultation, particularly from our members and affiliates, and invites you to share with widely with your networks. This will provide valuable input to help shape futuer decision making at AWS.
For direct access to the online questionnaire, please click here. To find out more about the consultation on the AWS site, and to access a Microsoft Word version of the survey, click here. The consultation remains open until 18 September.
AWS was formed because of the clear need for a coherent international framework for responding to freshwater challenges. The organisation works with water authorities, companies, local communities and environmentalists to establish a voluntary program for water managers and users. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (currently in draft form) is designed to be an international, ISEAL-compliant, standard that defines a set of water stewardship principles, criteria, and indicators for how water should be stewarded at a site and watershed level in a way that is environmentally, socially, and economically beneficial.