Water Sector Trust Framework (WSTF)

WSTF Services

Water Sector Trust Framework Services include:

  1. Registry of Assured Organisations: https://registry.ib1.org
  2. Creation, iteration and maintenance of common data infrastructure definitions:
  3. Public catalogue of indexed data: https://opennetzero.org

The WSTF acts as the entry point for organisations who wish to join a data-sharing Scheme in the Water Sector.

It comprises basic principles and practices, as well as general legal terms and conditions that remove friction from joining individual Schemes and other Trust Frameworks, and align all members to a common baseline of service provision.

The WSTF enables organizations to commit to publishing assurable Open Data.

WSTF Membership is currently restricted to members of the UK Stream programme. Members must opt-in to the WSTF Terms & Conditions (using this form). If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact partners@ib1.org.

The Registry lists all organizations registered for IB1 Trust Frameworks. The WSTF is dedicated to the water sector.


Trust Framework Principles

Trust Frameworks are designed to be:

  1. Cohesive: Common rules across markets 
  2. Interoperable: Common processes, frameworks, connections
  3. Legal: Common frameworks for data rights, liability, redress
  4. Controlled: Common, rights-based permission/consent management for access to data
  5. Universal: Open to the whole market