Visual Arts: Boosting Sustainability Practice and Performance at The Landscape Level Through Good Water Stewardship
Driven by the intrinsic principles of the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard to work at catchment scale, and recognising the strengths of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Global Platform For Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) and Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL), and bringing together two globally traded commodities in the landscape, palm oil and natural rubber, we work together through Boosting Sustainability Practice and Performance at The Landscape Level Through Good Water Stewardship project focusing on developing practical means to strengthening inclusion and uptake of good water stewardship in guidance documents, tools and performance measurement.
We brought two Spotlight on Indonesia webinar series last year, first on March 30 and 26 October 2021 which attended by AWS and project partners members also leading players in jurisdictional and landscape approaches.
On our first Spotlight on Indonesia: Driving Good Water Stewardship in Landscape & Jurisdictional Approaches in Palm Oil & Natural Rubber, we introduced this project about its main objectives and activities, goals on water stewardship in landscape and jurisdictional approaches and the strategic relevance for AWS members and partners, creating awareness and interest to introduce our focus on water stewardship as part of these. Along with our project partners from GPSNR and LTKL, we presented practical example on guidance development and added value of good water stewardship in the rubber supply chain, and on water stewardship as part of governmental performance measurement.
Our second Spotlight on Indonesia joint webinar: Pathways to Good Water Stewardship in Landscape & Jurisdictional Approaches in Palm Oil & Natural Rubber, together with our project partners, the highlighted areas for mutual strengthening and the potential challenges and opportunities for good water stewardship in the natural rubber and palm oil sector as part of jurisdictional and landscape approaches were presented. GPSNR provided the potential role of AWS Standard in strengthening natural rubber sector performance and reporting on GPSNR Policy Components on water. RSPO highlighted a potential area for mutual strengthening between AWS Standard and RSPO and the current alignment between AWS Standard and LTKL’s Regional Competitiveness Framework (RCF) also with the challenges on data availability and the potential opportunities from good water stewardship implementation in a jurisdictional approach.