Water in the Fashion Supply Chain workshop this Wednesday
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Water, fashion, cotton

Our two-hour Water in the Fashion Supply Chain workshop this Wednesday, 22nd November will bring together the Council of Textile and Fashion, AWS Water Stewardship and the Better Cotton Initiative. Managing water through the supply chain is a major challenge. Growing cotton is a thirsty business while dyeing and printing is a major polluter. While some global brands have been leading the charge on this for a decade, the Australian industry has a great opportunity to progress quickly and show leadership though this developing collaboration supported by the Australian Government. 

If you haven’t registered already for this event please do so:

Also coming up this Wednesday, 22nd November...
Annual General Meeting
Members and friends of AWS Asia-Pacific are invited to join us for the Annual General Meeting of Water Stewardship Australia Limited on Wednesday 22nd of November commencing at 12 noon. Professor John Langford and CEO Michael Spencer will report on the year’s activities and outline plans for the coming year. Annual accounts will be presented and an election held for Directors of Water Stewardship Australia Limited. At the conclusion of the meeting those attending will be able to join Directors for a light lunch. Email info@waterstewardship.org.au for more information.
AWS Asia-Pacific Networking Drinks
At the conclusion of our special session on Water in the Fashion Supply Chain, members and guests will be invited to share some light refreshments. Please register if you plan to attend the supply chain event or to just join us for this networking event. Bookings can be made here: https://www.trybooking.com/STAG
Report on the AWS Global Forum and AGM
AWS Asia-Pacific CEO will report to members on recent international activities held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Our CEO was once again elected Chair of the global organisation with Kemi Seesink (CARE USA) as Deputy Chair.  Michael Alexander (Diageo) and Hubert Genieys (Nestle) joined the Board following the retirement of Barry Clarke. They join Ed Pinero (Pinero Group), Chris Brown (Olam), Alexis Morgan (WWF) and Nick Hepworth (Water Witness International) as continuing Directors. Three Board positions remain open with a view to increase diversity in terms of skills, gender, culture and geography. These positions will be filled as appropriate people are identified.

Water Stewardship Workshop
Phnom Penh, 24 November

AWS Asia-Pacific CEO Michael Spencer will host an introductory workshop on AWS Water Stewardship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop will provide a basic introduction to the principles of good water stewardship and provide participants with an overview of how the AWS Standard and the AWS System can help understand water risks and challenges and help implementers address shared catchment challenges. The workshop is open to anyone interested in good water stewardship. The workshop will run from 9.00am (local time) Friday the 24th of November at the Oxfam office in Phnom Penh. To register please contact michael@a4ws.org.
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Abbotsford Convent
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PO Box 184, East Melbourne VIC 8002
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The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) is the global umbrella organisation for AWS Water Stewardship and has a network of regional partners to assist local implementation of the system. Water Stewardship Australia Limited, trading as AWS Asia-Pacific is the regional partner managing AWS Water Stewardship operations in Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific, South East Asia, East Asia including China and collaborates with AWS international in South Asia.

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