Indonesia Water Stewardship Network Roadmap 2022 - 2024

14 November 2022

Growing populations and economies, changing lifestyles and global climate change are putting increasing pressure on our water resources. Water-related disaster intensified by climate change can affect artificial and natural environment directly. In addition, water-related disasters also have direct impacts to business continuity of business sectors and economic continuity of a region. Furthermore, through the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has learned that complex, cascading, and systemic risks that are usually implicit in social, economic, and environmental systems can suddenly emerge and threaten humanity beyond boundaries in space and time. As water connects all aspects of human activities at all levels, the intensified water-related disasters in recent decade are one of many implicit signs of how the environment is adapting to human activities. There is an urgent need to address this critical situation.

To do just that, several professionals embarked as members of a multi-stakeholder working group called the Indonesia Water Stewardship Working Group (IWSWG) during the kick-off meeting on March 2021 as part of ‘Boosting sustainability practice and performance at the landscape level through good water stewardship’ project led by Yayasan AWS Indonesia on behalf of the Alliance for Water Stewardship.  This diverse group consists of private sector, environmental standards, conformity assessment bodies, Academia, NGOs, and government / semi-government stakeholders.

From 2021, IWSWG have carried out a series of discussions on contextualizing the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard Guidance to better suit the implementation in Indonesia throughout 2021. And on February 2022, the members convened to explore and determine strategic achievements in implementing water stewardship related to good water use in Indonesia also discussed the current state of water stewardship and important points for the development of a roadmap towards good water stewardship in Indonesia in 2022, which was also mutually agreed upon to change the form of Working Group into Indonesia Water Stewardship Network (IWSN).

This roadmap is developed to provide a pathway for all members of the IWSN to achieve the vision and mission of the network which has been aligned with the vision and mission of AWS Global Strategy. The roadmap acts as work program of IWSN which is set in 3 years timeline.

To be able to gain full understanding of good water stewardship, the AWS Standard and the intention and requirements of its indicators, download AWS Standard and Guidance at: https://a4ws.org/the-aws-standard-2-0/ 

Download the Roadmap and contextualizing of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard Guidance document.

Contact (Mr) Fany Wedahuditama: Fany@a4ws.org for more information and further collaboration.

This roadmap is developed by AWS Indonesia in consultation with all the members of Indonesia Water Stewardship Network (IWSN) as part of a set of reports from the ‘Boosting sustainability practice and performance at landscape level through good water stewardship 2020– 2022’ project. This project was possible thanks to a grant from the ISEAL Innovations Fund which is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO.

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