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Creating Sustainable Supply Chains through WASH

World Water Week 2018: Sustainable fashion through access to WASH

  • WaterAid
  • 31 Aug 2018

To celebrate the launch of the new Supply Chains in Apparel Sector Programme at Stockholm World Water Week, WaterAid and HSBC have created this new animation to highlight the impact of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for workers in the supply chains globally and to strengthen the business case for WASH. You can watch the animation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkG3hYyMltM&feature=youtu.be 

Rising seas / Shrinking water sources in Bangladesh

  • WaterAid
  • 12 Jul 2018

HSBC and WaterAid have launched a new film showcasing the impacts of climate change on access to clean water, and the knock on effects for small businesses in Dacope, Bangladesh. WaterAid and and HSBC have been working together in Bangladesh since 2012 to provide climate-resilient clean water resources.

Arctic ready: Ahmed’s Marathon

  • WaterAid
  • 29 Jun 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. We’ve already shared with you some stories of how trekkers are preparing for the trek – in terms of both training and fundraising. This month, we’ve spoken to Ahmed who has recently completed the Copenhagen Marathon.

Why investors should care about WASH – new podcast

  • WaterAid
  • 11 Jun 2018

In collaboration with UN-PRI, WaterAid have published a new podcast talking about why investors should care about access to water and sanitation (WASH). The podcast discusses the impact of access to WASH on supply chains and productivity, and features views from Marc Robert of Water Asset Management and Michael Alexander of Diageo.

You can listen to the podcast on UN-PRI's website here: https://www.unpri.org/environmental-issues/why-should-investors-care-abo...

Parched earth and shrinking rivers: WaterAid releases list of water-scarce regions to watch

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Jun 2018

Cities and villages in northern and central India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southern Madagascar and southern Mozambique are facing acute water scarcity threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions, new analysis by WaterAid shows.

Based on NASA satellite imagery released earlier this year, the analysis also examines current rates of access to water for rural and urban areas in most-affected regions.

Q&A with Arctic Trekker Amyn

  • WaterAid
  • 25 May 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. We were lucky enough to have a Q&A with Amyn Husain, the top fundraiser of the group so far having raised an incredible $10,502.34! Amyn shares what has motivated his commitment to fundraising, as well as some of his tips on fundraising and training for the upcoming trek.

Congratulations on being the top fundraiser Amyn, how did you do it?

Mineral rights to human rights: mobilising resources from the extractive industries in Nigeria for water, sanitation and hygiene

  • WaterAid
  • 17 May 2018

Anddy Omoluabi, Programme Director for WaterAid Nigeria, and John Garrett, Senior Policy Analyst – Development Finance at WaterAid UK, consider how Nigeria’s natural resource wealth can better contribute to ending the country’s water and sanitation poverty. You can download the full report here. 

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.   

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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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Creating Sustainable Supply Chains through WASH

World Water Week 2018: Sustainable fashion through access to WASH

  • WaterAid
  • 31 Aug 2018

To celebrate the launch of the new Supply Chains in Apparel Sector Programme at Stockholm World Water Week, WaterAid and HSBC have created this new animation to highlight the impact of access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services for workers in the supply chains globally and to strengthen the business case for WASH. You can watch the animation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkG3hYyMltM&feature=youtu.be 

Rising seas / Shrinking water sources in Bangladesh

  • WaterAid
  • 12 Jul 2018

HSBC and WaterAid have launched a new film showcasing the impacts of climate change on access to clean water, and the knock on effects for small businesses in Dacope, Bangladesh. WaterAid and and HSBC have been working together in Bangladesh since 2012 to provide climate-resilient clean water resources.

Arctic ready: Ahmed’s Marathon

  • WaterAid
  • 29 Jun 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. We’ve already shared with you some stories of how trekkers are preparing for the trek – in terms of both training and fundraising. This month, we’ve spoken to Ahmed who has recently completed the Copenhagen Marathon.

Why investors should care about WASH – new podcast

  • WaterAid
  • 11 Jun 2018

In collaboration with UN-PRI, WaterAid have published a new podcast talking about why investors should care about access to water and sanitation (WASH). The podcast discusses the impact of access to WASH on supply chains and productivity, and features views from Marc Robert of Water Asset Management and Michael Alexander of Diageo.

You can listen to the podcast on UN-PRI's website here: https://www.unpri.org/environmental-issues/why-should-investors-care-abo...

Parched earth and shrinking rivers: WaterAid releases list of water-scarce regions to watch

  • WaterAid
  • 5 Jun 2018

Cities and villages in northern and central India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southern Madagascar and southern Mozambique are facing acute water scarcity threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions, new analysis by WaterAid shows.

Based on NASA satellite imagery released earlier this year, the analysis also examines current rates of access to water for rural and urban areas in most-affected regions.

Q&A with Arctic Trekker Amyn

  • WaterAid
  • 25 May 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. We were lucky enough to have a Q&A with Amyn Husain, the top fundraiser of the group so far having raised an incredible $10,502.34! Amyn shares what has motivated his commitment to fundraising, as well as some of his tips on fundraising and training for the upcoming trek.

Congratulations on being the top fundraiser Amyn, how did you do it?

Mineral rights to human rights: mobilising resources from the extractive industries in Nigeria for water, sanitation and hygiene

  • WaterAid
  • 17 May 2018

Anddy Omoluabi, Programme Director for WaterAid Nigeria, and John Garrett, Senior Policy Analyst – Development Finance at WaterAid UK, consider how Nigeria’s natural resource wealth can better contribute to ending the country’s water and sanitation poverty. You can download the full report here. 

WaterAid/Mani Karmacharya

Staying in school with WASH

  • WaterAid
  • 17 Apr 2018

As part of the HSBC Water Programme, WaterAid have installed a new tap stand and toilets in the village of Kushadevi, located in the Kavre district in Nepal. Students at a local school now have access to clean water and sanitation during the day, increasing their access to education and enhancing their future employment opportunities.

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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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