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WaterAid/ HSBC/ Abir Abdullah

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity

  • WaterAid
  • 6 Dec 2018

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

WaterAid and HSBC are championing sustainability at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24

  • WaterAid
  • 4 Dec 2018

WaterAid and HSBC are working together to bring clean water powered by renewable technology to communities around the world. This week we're at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 to champion sustainability to build a brighter future for all. Please watch our new video explaning how we use renewable technology here:  https://youtu.be/mJH9XnjOMQ8

Business has a key role to play in helping communities withstand climate change

  • WaterAid
  • 3 Dec 2018

 

Is limiting global warming to 1.5°C possible? And if so, what role can business play? WaterAid's Senior Analyst on Climate Change, Jonathan Farr, reflects on the latest IPCC report and highlights the role of NGO/private sector partnerships in building resilience to climate change. This blog was first published on Ethical Corporation on 29 November 2018.

Daily Times https://dailytimes.com.pk/289748/can-desalination-help-resolve-karachis-water-crisis/

WaterAid Pakistan comment on the water crisis

  • WaterAid
  • 30 Nov 2018

In an article first published in the Daily Times, WaterAid Pakistan's Nadeem Ahmed comments on sustainable solutions to the water cirisis in Pakistan. Building climate resilient water, sanitation and sanitation services is a key focus of the HSBC Water Programme. Please see below for the full article.

Can desalination help resolve Karachi’s water crisis?

On the Frontlines of Change: WASH Volunteers

  • WaterAid
  • 8 Nov 2018

Shahrukh Mirza, Strategic Support Specialist at WateAid Bangladesh, tells us about her recent visit to a project in Tahirpur, funded by the HSBC Water Programme, where dedicated volunteers are strengthening access to water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the most remote areas of Bangladesh.

Making change in India: Entrepreneurship through sustainable business

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Nov 2018

WaterAid India partnered with India Today Television to contribute to a weekend series called The Social Change-Makers, which celebrates positive social change throughout India. WaterAid’s programme will look at the impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects funded by HSBC in Lucknow, Kanpur and Dindori. You can watch the programme here. 

The Tremendous Treks: How HSBC Volunteers Raised money and awareness for WaterAid

  • WaterAid
  • 26 Oct 2018

In August, 100 brave individuals trekked 100 kilometres across Greenland to raise money for WaterAid. One of the trekkers, Elaine Kam, based in Canada, has shared her incredible Arctic Challenge story with us.  

What would you say to the idea of being dropped off on a remote island and having to trek 100 km in the wild, carrying all your supplies to get back to civilization? I said yes to this crazy but incredible opportunity to raise funds and awareness for WaterAid - and so did 98 other volunteers at HSBC, the international bank where I work.

Companies must be at heart of global push to tackle SDG 6

  • WaterAid
  • 3 Sep 2018

Ruth Romer, WaterAid's Private Sector Advisor, talks about WaterAid's new guidance for companies to invest in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and how HSBC and WaterAid's new sustainable apparel supply chains project in Bangladesh and India will help test the business case for WASH.  This blog was first published on Ethical corp on 31st August 2018. 

Positive threads of progress throughout the apparel supply chain

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A year ahead look at the HSBC Water Programme

  • Earthwatch
  • 25 Jan 2018

A look ahead at what the HSBC Water Programme has in store for 2018 for Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF. Launching new projects and making strides forward in climate change related research into urbanisation, water and green infrastructure, it is set to be a busy year for all partners. 

HSBC and Earthwatch plan for a resilient urban future

  • Earthwatch
  • 25 Jan 2018

Building off a successful five year partnership, HSBC and Earthwatch have worked closely over the last year to launch the new global HSBC Sustainability Training Programme. Rooted in robust science and generating key research insights into climate change and urbanisation challenges, this programme is an evolution of the HSBC Water Programme partnership to focus on the wider climatic challenges we face in the wake of an increasing urban landscape.

How does urbanisation affect water quality?

  • Earthwatch
  • 3 Nov 2017

Throughout the FreshWater Watch programme, developed in partnership with HSBC and Earthwatch, global water bodies in urban areas were studied by citizen scientists to look at the impacts of urbanisation on water quality within cities, ultimately unearthing key issues that need addressing.

Protecting the East Kolkata Wetlands through science

  • Earthwatch
  • 29 Aug 2017

The East Kolkata Wetlands were designated as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in 2002. The East Kolkata Wetlands are often called the ‘kidney of Kolkata’ because they are a natural waste water treatment for 680 million litres of raw sewage from the 120 million inhabitants of the city every day.  The wetlands reduce the wastewater costs to almost zero.

HSBC Water Programme at World Water Week 2017

  • Earthwatch
  • 27 Aug 2017

This week researchers, business leaders and decision makers from around the world will join forces in Stockholm for World Water Week, the biggest freshwater conference in the world. 

New report celebrates five years of FreshWater Watch

  • Earthwatch
  • 18 Jul 2017

A new report by Earthwatch highlights the contributions citizen scientists have made to freshwater research around the world through FreshWater Watch. 

World Water Day and the next three years

  • Earthwatch
  • 22 Mar 2017

This World Water Day, we are excited to confirm a three year extension of the HSBC Water Programme, and to celebrate the achievements of its first five years. The Programme has helped to build healthy communities and to develop economies in 43 countries worldwide, bring water to some of the world’s poorest people and protect globally important river and wetland habitats.

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WaterAid/ HSBC/ Abir Abdullah

Every day, an additional 110,000 people are forced into water scarcity

  • WaterAid
  • 6 Dec 2018

A new ranking by WaterAid of developing countries shows where millions of people are already losing their right to water, increasing their vulnerability to the impact of climate change.

Sudan, Niger and Pakistan are the top 3 countries with the most threatened water supply, based on new analysis of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative measures of access to water, climate patterns and water usage rates.

WaterAid and HSBC are championing sustainability at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24

  • WaterAid
  • 4 Dec 2018

WaterAid and HSBC are working together to bring clean water powered by renewable technology to communities around the world. This week we're at the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 to champion sustainability to build a brighter future for all. Please watch our new video explaning how we use renewable technology here:  https://youtu.be/mJH9XnjOMQ8

Business has a key role to play in helping communities withstand climate change

  • WaterAid
  • 3 Dec 2018

 

Is limiting global warming to 1.5°C possible? And if so, what role can business play? WaterAid's Senior Analyst on Climate Change, Jonathan Farr, reflects on the latest IPCC report and highlights the role of NGO/private sector partnerships in building resilience to climate change. This blog was first published on Ethical Corporation on 29 November 2018.

Daily Times https://dailytimes.com.pk/289748/can-desalination-help-resolve-karachis-water-crisis/

WaterAid Pakistan comment on the water crisis

  • WaterAid
  • 30 Nov 2018

In an article first published in the Daily Times, WaterAid Pakistan's Nadeem Ahmed comments on sustainable solutions to the water cirisis in Pakistan. Building climate resilient water, sanitation and sanitation services is a key focus of the HSBC Water Programme. Please see below for the full article.

Can desalination help resolve Karachi’s water crisis?

On the Frontlines of Change: WASH Volunteers

  • WaterAid
  • 8 Nov 2018

Shahrukh Mirza, Strategic Support Specialist at WateAid Bangladesh, tells us about her recent visit to a project in Tahirpur, funded by the HSBC Water Programme, where dedicated volunteers are strengthening access to water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the most remote areas of Bangladesh.

Making change in India: Entrepreneurship through sustainable business

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Nov 2018

WaterAid India partnered with India Today Television to contribute to a weekend series called The Social Change-Makers, which celebrates positive social change throughout India. WaterAid’s programme will look at the impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects funded by HSBC in Lucknow, Kanpur and Dindori. You can watch the programme here. 

The Tremendous Treks: How HSBC Volunteers Raised money and awareness for WaterAid

  • WaterAid
  • 26 Oct 2018

In August, 100 brave individuals trekked 100 kilometres across Greenland to raise money for WaterAid. One of the trekkers, Elaine Kam, based in Canada, has shared her incredible Arctic Challenge story with us.  

What would you say to the idea of being dropped off on a remote island and having to trek 100 km in the wild, carrying all your supplies to get back to civilization? I said yes to this crazy but incredible opportunity to raise funds and awareness for WaterAid - and so did 98 other volunteers at HSBC, the international bank where I work.

Companies must be at heart of global push to tackle SDG 6

  • WaterAid
  • 3 Sep 2018

Ruth Romer, WaterAid's Private Sector Advisor, talks about WaterAid's new guidance for companies to invest in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and how HSBC and WaterAid's new sustainable apparel supply chains project in Bangladesh and India will help test the business case for WASH.  This blog was first published on Ethical corp on 31st August 2018. 

Positive threads of progress throughout the apparel supply chain

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Reducing water use in the electroplating industry: WWF-India’s initiative in Peetal Nagri

  • WWF
  • 8 May 2018

Under the HSBC-supported ‘Rivers for Life, Life for Rivers’ programme, WWF-India along with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur and the metalware industry have developed a strategy to implement cleaner technologies in Moradabad’s electroplating industries.   

Landmark deal to conserve the world’s largest wetland announced on World Water Day

  • WWF
  • 22 Mar 2018

On World Water Day 2018, the world's largest tropical wetland has received invaluable new protections from three countries, ensuring that all future development of this extraordinary landscape is balanced with the needs of wildlife and people.

Chinese textile business booms after betting on sustainability

  • WWF
  • 6 Mar 2018

Back in 2012 with the global economy still mired in crisis, the proud new owners of a bankrupt Chinese textile mill took an extraordinary decision. Instead of trying to save the business by cutting costs even further, brothers Song Lingyong and Song Lingyan gambled on a new approach: investing in sustainability and water stewardship to survive in the ruthlessly competitive textile world.

Pantanal Journey of Water

  • WWF
  • 2 Mar 2018

The Journey of Water was created by the WWF network to connect people and nature through freshwater with the key message that ‘water doesn’t come from a tap’. It was first led by WWF-South Africa, and has also been delivered by WWF-Zambia – WWF-Brazil is the third country office to host the expedition.

Before it all goes down the drain

  • WWF
  • 31 Jan 2018

Every year on February 2 we commemorate World Wetlands Day, a celebration of the floodplains, marshes and coastal areas all over the planet that permanently or periodically have their soil drenched. Pantanal Wetland is home to the largest of these, covering an area of over 170,500 km², it spans the states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, as well as Paraguay and Bolivia. This rich habitat is home to more than 4,000 animal and plant species. The motto of this year's World Wetlands Day is urban wetlands, which throughout the history of humankind have been continuously reclaimed for the construction of buildings, streets and gardens. 

Gharial

Gharial rescue in the Ganga

  • WWF
  • 12 Jan 2018

Last October, WWF-India, together with the local authorities, came to the rescue of a gharial trapped 100 metres downstream of the Lower Ganga Canal gates in Narora. The animal was initially released 160 km upstream, in Makhdumpur village within the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, as part of our gharial introduction programme.

Third finless porpoise survey in the Yangtze

  • WWF
  • 20 Dec 2017

A scientific survey on the Yangtze River’s endangered finless porpoises was launched on November 10th to record their numbers. Supported by WWF-China under the HSBC Water Programme and local foundations in the province, the survey is being led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Hydrobiology and it’s the third to be undertaken by the Ministry of Agriculture since 2006 (the previous surveys were held in 2006 and 2012).

What makes a good freshwater programme?

  • WWF
  • 3 Nov 2017

WWF has been working with HSBC for 15 years – we’ve learned a thing or two over the years. A new report looks back on some of the things that helped us have a real impact on freshwater conservation during the first phase of our latest partnership, the HSBC Water Programme.

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