The HSBC Water Programme is a five year, $100 million programme in partnership with three NGOs which rank amongst the world’s most respected environmental and development organisations.
Together with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF, the Programme will deliver the powerful combination of water provision, protection, information and education; resulting in the most ground-breaking water programme committed to by a financial organisation. The Programme will benefit communities in need and enable economies to prosper, driving development and socio-economic growth.
Earthwatch is setting up projects in over 20 cities worldwide, working with local conservation partners to address their specific water issues. Thousands of HSBC employees and their wider local communities will take part in this global citizen science project, collecting robust scientific data using innovative technology. These data will support, inform and transform policymakers’ water resource management plans.
WaterAid is working to reach 1.1 million people with safe water and 1.9 million with sanitation in South Asia; Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and in the West African countries of Ghana and Nigeria.
WWF is working with local authorities, businesses and communities to implement new practices and policies that will help to protect five key river basins in Asia, Africa and South America.