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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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FreshWater Watch shares crowdsourcing innovation

  • Earthwatch
  • 2 Dec 2016

FreshWater Watch shares crowdsourcing innovation to amplify research and understanding of freshwater resources. 

Credit: WaterAid / Tim Ireland

HSBC Water Programme celebrates five years’ global impact

  • Earthwatch
  • 25 Nov 2016

Global and UK partners of the HSBC Water Programme (HWP) gathered in London to celebrate exceeding their five year goals.

HWP is a five year, US$100m programme in partnership with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF, three of the world’s most respected environmental and sustainable development organisations, and over 60 other NGOs.

They walk among us: The rise of citizen science

  • Earthwatch
  • 9 Nov 2016

Earthwatch’s Global Freshwater Research Manager, and Lead FreshWater Watch Researcher, Professor Steven Loiselle features in the international science journal ‘environmental SCIENTIST ‘.

Citizen science: great investment for scientists and agencies

  • Earthwatch
  • 9 Nov 2016

FreshWater Watch research shows that citizen scientists can provide a high return on the investment made in training and feedback. 

HSBC Water Programme and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Earthwatch
  • 19 Oct 2016

Take a look at just some of the ways that the HSBC Water Programme is helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

HSBC Photography Competition Winner - Gusti Putu Yudhi Sutrisna

Energy & enthusiasm inspire citizen science take-up

  • Earthwatch
  • 11 Oct 2016

At HSBC’s annual awards for employees involved in the HSBC Water Programme, staff were thanked for bringing energy and a sense of fun to help inspire others to take part in hands-on science around the world.

Citizen Science Leaders aiming for Global Goals

  • Earthwatch
  • 5 Oct 2016

HSBC Citizen Science Leaders are helping to reach Global Goal 6 by researching water quality where scientists can’t reach and helping ‘ensure access to water and sanitation for all'.

FreshWater Watchers detect eutrophic conditions across the Americas

  • Earthwatch
  • 26 Sep 2016

Study of FreshWater Watch water quality data from 150 streams in North and South America find nutrient levels exceeding threshold for eutrophication in 86%. These were associated to catchment and local scale conditions observed and recorded by citizen scientists in the FreshWater Watch.

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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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Top 5 movies about rivers and wetlands

  • WWF
  • 27 Oct 2017

To help celebrate ‘World Day for Audiovisual Heritage’ here are some of the best movies about rivers, lakes and wetlands.

I love watching movies. I also happen to love fresh water, which can be a bit of a distraction, with me grumbling ‘turn the tap off!’ while the character brushes his or her teeth. Apart from that, when a movie’s theme connects to fresh water, I’m all in. Here are some of my favourites, spoiler-free.

Night Moves (2013)

The fall of Manchester of the East

  • WWF
  • 16 Oct 2017

We have been working with the leather tanneries in Kanpur for the past few years. Kanpur, with around 700 tanneries (around 400 are operational) is a major producer of leather and leather goods. Almost one-third of India’s leather export goes from Kanpur. Around one-fourth of India’s footwear factories are located in Kanpur and the cluster contributes to 40% of the country’s total footwear exports.

Mazingira Awards for Best Wastewater management in the Protected Areas. © WWF-Kenya

Appropriate wastewater management in the Mara

  • WWF
  • 14 Sep 2017

WWF-Kenya recently partnered with the Sustainable Travel and Tourism Agenda to recognise and reward best performing facilities in waste management in the Mara ecosystem. The partnership aims to raise awareness on the need for appropriate waste management and encourage more facilities to adopt the technology.

The degradation of the highlands will affect the water cycle of the lowlands, and this will lead to a loss of biodiversity © Mustafah Abdulaziz/ WWF-Brasil

Protecting the Pantanal isn’t enough when less than half its headwaters are protected

  • WWF
  • 13 Sep 2017

A study by WWF-Brazil, the Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB) and the Tuiuiú Foundation, has revealed bad news for the Pantanal: only 45% of the headwaters region of the Pantanal is preserved, and its legal reserve has a deficit of approximately 392,000 hectares.

A community on a mission to save the Ganga. © WWF-India

A community on a mission to save the Ganga

  • WWF
  • 29 Aug 2017

The UN has warned that our planet is facing a 4 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030. Meanwhile the World Economic Forum says the next 10 years will likely see water-related problems are impact the global economy more than any other risks.

Nancy Rono, one of the farmers who has implemented sustainable farming methods © Jonathan Caramanus / Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

What makes a good freshwater programme?

  • WWF
  • 25 Aug 2017

Find out what we think, based on our experiences working in five of the world’s most important freshwater habitats: the Ganges, Mara, Mekong and Yangtze river basins and the Pantanal wetland.

Princess Anne visits the Yangtze River conservation programme © WWF

The Yangtze receives a Royal visit

  • WWF
  • 9 Aug 2017

Three weeks ago, WWF-China’s Yangtze River conservation programme was honoured to receive a visit from Her Royal Highness Princess Anne in Changsha of Hunan Province.

The visit was held as part of a three-week trip to China to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of UK-China Ambassadorial Ties – and it was encouraging to see freshwater conservation high on a busy agenda of ecological, architectural and cultural activities, openings and events.

Interpretation Centre launches ecotourism venture in Kokkarebellur, India

  • WWF
  • 18 Jul 2017

Kokkarebellur, India, takes its name from the unique relationship between villagers and birds that live there. A new Nature Interpretation Centre will now help drive conservation in the region. 

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