Pinnacle Quality AWS training services now available across the UK and Europe

 Pinnacle Quality has extended its Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) training provision to Europe. UK-based AWS consultant Steve Brown, technical director of Water2050, now offers training in the AWS International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) in both the UK and Europe.

Pinnacle, which has been accredited by the AWS as an approved training service provider since 2017, has taught AWS courses in Australia, India, and New Zealand, as well as the UK. This is, however, the first time Pinnacle has established a dedicated training service for the UK and Europe.

Companies are coming under increasing scrutiny by governments, NGOs and end users in relation to their own use of water and its use throughout their supply chain. The Alliance for Water Stewardship is a globally applicable framework and auditable standard for water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context. As such, AWS has become the de facto standard for water users to understand and clearly demonstrate their sustainable water use.

Steve Brown was trained and assessed in AWS by Pinnacle Quality and has been approved to deliver AWS training in the UK and Europe on Pinnacle’s behalf using its AWS accreditation. He is qualified under the AWS professional credentialing scheme at the Foundation, Advanced and Specialist level.

Steve’s work has long been focused on the water sector and helping to reduce water consumption in the built environment. He is the founder and director of Water2050, which provides sustainable water use research and consultancy. His past work has included:

  • published research findings on the impact of flow reduction initiatives and behavioural change on daily water demand
  • technical guidance for the water section of various BREEAM schemes (BREEAM is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings)
  • detailed construction design for sustainable urban drainage schemes, and sustainability projects in a number of areas including renewable energy, sustainability master planning, and stakeholder engagement.

Steve also has extensive experience in civil engineering design and construction management and is an author of, or contributor to, a number of conference papers, journals, technical guidance publications and blog posts.

He is a trained civil engineer with an MSc in Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics and is in the final stage of completing a PhD in sustainable water use in the built environment at the University of Surrey.

We are delighted to welcome him on board and to expand our presence in the UK and Europe

To contact Steve Brown about forthcoming AWS training and consultancy enquiries, email To enrol on one of Water2050’s training courses go to Alliance for Water Stewardship Courses