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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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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