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WaterAid/Sharbendu De

Putting Water at the Heart of Sustainable Fashion

  • WaterAid
  • 24 May 2019

This is an op-ed by Lisa Greenlee, Director of Strategic Parnerships at WaterAid. This article was first published on IPS on 20th May 2019.

WaterAid/Sharbendu De

Driving global change through apparel supply chains

  • WaterAid
  • 24 May 2019

In 2018, WaterAid and HSBC launched a unique three year programme to encourage a shift towards sustainable fashion through improving the sustainability of global apparel supply chains. Building on the success of the HSBC Water Programme, the Supply Chains Programme will deliver essential water and sanitation services in apparel factories and nearby communities in Bangladesh and India.

WaterAid, WWF and HSBC at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit

  • WaterAid
  • 15 May 2019

Have you ever thought about the journey of your clothes, and the impact they have on people’s lives and the environment?

This week, HSBC, WWF and WaterAid is at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s largest sustainable fashion event, to demonstrate why water is critical to encouraging a shift towards sustainable fashion.

Together with HSBC, WWF and WaterAid have developed an interactive installation to demonstrate the importance of water provision and stewardship to promoting the sustainability of global apparel supply chain.

The Thirst for Fashion Must First Quench the Industry Workers’ Need for Water

  • WaterAid
  • 24 Apr 2019

This is an op-ed by Ruth Romer, Private Sector Adviser for WaterAid, London. This blog was first published on TrulyBelong on 12th April 2019. 

Meet the women at the forefront of tackling climate challenges in Bangladesh

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Mar 2019

To mark International Women’s Day, HSBC and WaterAid are celebrating a story of female entrepreneurship in Dacope, southwest Bangladesh. The Dacope Upazila is a coastal area extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which is increasing water scarcity in the region. Here, a network of women are working together to provide sustainable and climate-resilient water sources for their community.

@runcesarrun

Guest blog: 'Water is life; do not take it for granted'

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Feb 2019

Cesar Mendez is running across the world to make a difference for communities without access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Cesar was awarded the prize of HSBC Global Water champion of the year for his support of the HSBC Water Programme over the past couple of years. As part of his prize for HSBC Water Programme global champion, Cesar visited HSBC Water Programme projects in India in December 2018. Here’s what he had to say about his experience.

Davos 2019: A view from WaterAid

  • WaterAid
  • 30 Jan 2019

During last week's annual World Economic Forum, WaterAid UK CEO Tim Wainwright took the opportunity to raise awareness of the global importance of addressing the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis. You can read his reflections on the event here: https://washmatters.wateraid.org/blog/where-are-the-toilets-please-a-view-from-davos

WaterAid/ Andrew Esiebo

Increasing access to sanitation through entrepreneurship in Nigeria

  • WaterAid
  • 10 Jan 2019

A new WaterAid initiative taking place in Bauchi State, Nigeria, funded by the HSBC Water Programme, is providing training to small business owners and entrepreneurs to support the growth of their businesses, and increase community access to sanitation.

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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/Sharbendu De

Putting Water at the Heart of Sustainable Fashion

  • WaterAid
  • 24 May 2019

This is an op-ed by Lisa Greenlee, Director of Strategic Parnerships at WaterAid. This article was first published on IPS on 20th May 2019.

WaterAid/Sharbendu De

Driving global change through apparel supply chains

  • WaterAid
  • 24 May 2019

In 2018, WaterAid and HSBC launched a unique three year programme to encourage a shift towards sustainable fashion through improving the sustainability of global apparel supply chains. Building on the success of the HSBC Water Programme, the Supply Chains Programme will deliver essential water and sanitation services in apparel factories and nearby communities in Bangladesh and India.

WaterAid, WWF and HSBC at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit

  • WaterAid
  • 15 May 2019

Have you ever thought about the journey of your clothes, and the impact they have on people’s lives and the environment?

This week, HSBC, WWF and WaterAid is at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s largest sustainable fashion event, to demonstrate why water is critical to encouraging a shift towards sustainable fashion.

Together with HSBC, WWF and WaterAid have developed an interactive installation to demonstrate the importance of water provision and stewardship to promoting the sustainability of global apparel supply chain.

The Thirst for Fashion Must First Quench the Industry Workers’ Need for Water

  • WaterAid
  • 24 Apr 2019

This is an op-ed by Ruth Romer, Private Sector Adviser for WaterAid, London. This blog was first published on TrulyBelong on 12th April 2019. 

Meet the women at the forefront of tackling climate challenges in Bangladesh

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Mar 2019

To mark International Women’s Day, HSBC and WaterAid are celebrating a story of female entrepreneurship in Dacope, southwest Bangladesh. The Dacope Upazila is a coastal area extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, which is increasing water scarcity in the region. Here, a network of women are working together to provide sustainable and climate-resilient water sources for their community.

@runcesarrun

Guest blog: 'Water is life; do not take it for granted'

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Feb 2019

Cesar Mendez is running across the world to make a difference for communities without access to water, sanitation and hygiene. Cesar was awarded the prize of HSBC Global Water champion of the year for his support of the HSBC Water Programme over the past couple of years. As part of his prize for HSBC Water Programme global champion, Cesar visited HSBC Water Programme projects in India in December 2018. Here’s what he had to say about his experience.

Davos 2019: A view from WaterAid

  • WaterAid
  • 30 Jan 2019

During last week's annual World Economic Forum, WaterAid UK CEO Tim Wainwright took the opportunity to raise awareness of the global importance of addressing the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis. You can read his reflections on the event here: https://washmatters.wateraid.org/blog/where-are-the-toilets-please-a-view-from-davos

WaterAid/ Andrew Esiebo

Increasing access to sanitation through entrepreneurship in Nigeria

  • WaterAid
  • 10 Jan 2019

A new WaterAid initiative taking place in Bauchi State, Nigeria, funded by the HSBC Water Programme, is providing training to small business owners and entrepreneurs to support the growth of their businesses, and increase community access to sanitation.

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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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