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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.   

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.

Arctic Trekkers in Training – An update from HSBC’s Karolina Macner

  • WaterAid
  • 10 Apr 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. Before the trekkers embark on the ultimate Arctic challenge, they have been undertaking some serious training. Karolina Macner has given us an update on what the London team have been up to in order to prepare themselves, and some tips for other trekkers in training!

Tourism for good: the role of hotels in ending the water and sanitation crisis

  • WaterAid
  • 4 Apr 2018

A new report from International Tourism Partnership has demonstrated the vital role hotel companies can play in widening access to clean water and sanitation globally.

In a new report, the International Tourism Partnership outline some simple steps for hotel companies to follow to improve overall water stewardship practices, taking into account the access to clean water and sanitation of the communities they are operating in.

Loans for change: supporting women’s businesses in Nepal

  • WaterAid
  • 27 Mar 2018

Radhika Adhikari, 38, lives in Itahari, Nepal, with her husband, three children and mother-in-law. Using loans from the Sangini Savings and Credit Cooperative, an initiative supported by the HSBC Water Programme, Radhika has built up her own business.

Radhika lives in in the city of Irahari in Nepal, with her husband, three children and mother-in-law. Radhika’s life has been transformed by initiatives supported by the HSBC Water Programme.

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The challenge of a soaring population with dwindling water

  • Earthwatch
  • 8 Jul 2016

By 2050 more than half of the world’s nine billion population will be living in water scarce regions - take a closer look at population growth and the water challenge.

Watch: What does it take to become Citizen Science Leader of the Year?

  • Earthwatch
  • 6 Jul 2016

HSBC Citizen Science Leader of the Year Januarie Hall describes why she became involved in FreshWater Watch and what drives her to achieve as much as she can with the programme.

The Earthwatch and researcher team at the conference

Growing recognition of the importance of citizen science

  • Earthwatch
  • 10 Jun 2016

FreshWater Watch took centre stage at the National Water Quality Monitoring Conference in Florida to share our citizen science.

FreshWater Watch launches in Nigeria

  • Earthwatch
  • 23 May 2016

FreshWater Watch launches in Nigeria to monitor faecal coliform bacteria in freshwater sources.

FreshWater Watch iscientists for Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai

FreshWater Watch improving waters in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai

  • Earthwatch
  • 11 May 2016

Leading scientists present water quality research from Earthwatch’s FreshWater Watch programme in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou.

Citizen scientists keeping invasive species at bay

  • Earthwatch
  • 15 Apr 2016

Citizen Scientist Leaders’ water data are helping to understand an imminent threat to a third of native fish in Lake Erie

Water Stories tells a tale on World Water Day

  • Earthwatch
  • 15 Apr 2016

World Water Day was marked in fine style in London as we held the city’s launch of the Water Stories exhibition of photographs by Mustafah Abdulaziz.

During the Harmattan (a relatively cold season characterised by dry winds and clouds of dust) the Benue river, a major tributary of the Niger river, becomes almost completely dry.

World Water Day

  • Earthwatch
  • 22 Mar 2016

Today is World Water Day – a global opportunity to take action, to make a difference and to be inspired by the vital role that water holds to life on Earth.

This year we are marking World Water Day with the London launch of Water Stories – a photographic exhibition by American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz.

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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.

Arctic Trekkers in Training – An update from HSBC’s Karolina Macner

  • WaterAid
  • 10 Apr 2018

In August, 100 brave HSBC employees will be trekking 100 kilometres across the Arctic to raise money for WaterAid. Before the trekkers embark on the ultimate Arctic challenge, they have been undertaking some serious training. Karolina Macner has given us an update on what the London team have been up to in order to prepare themselves, and some tips for other trekkers in training!

Tourism for good: the role of hotels in ending the water and sanitation crisis

  • WaterAid
  • 4 Apr 2018

A new report from International Tourism Partnership has demonstrated the vital role hotel companies can play in widening access to clean water and sanitation globally.

In a new report, the International Tourism Partnership outline some simple steps for hotel companies to follow to improve overall water stewardship practices, taking into account the access to clean water and sanitation of the communities they are operating in.

Loans for change: supporting women’s businesses in Nepal

  • WaterAid
  • 27 Mar 2018

Radhika Adhikari, 38, lives in Itahari, Nepal, with her husband, three children and mother-in-law. Using loans from the Sangini Savings and Credit Cooperative, an initiative supported by the HSBC Water Programme, Radhika has built up her own business.

Radhika lives in in the city of Irahari in Nepal, with her husband, three children and mother-in-law. Radhika’s life has been transformed by initiatives supported by the HSBC Water Programme.

WaterAid/ Ronny Sen

The Water Gap: access to water across the globe in 2018

  • WaterAid
  • 22 Mar 2018

Water stress is an issue affecting more than half of the world’s population, with 60% of people currently living in areas of water stress, where the supply of water cannot or will not continue to meet demand. 844 million people globally do not have access to clean water, a number which has risen from last year due to the increasing pressures of urbanisation, population growth, shock weather events and poor financing and prioritisation of water supply.

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Tara Devi demonstrates the making of amrit pani, natural pesticide © Thomas Cristofoletti / RUOM / WWF

Different Backgrounds, Shared Goal - By Denise Hruby

  • WWF
  • 2 Dec 2016

In northern India, WWF has linked people up and down society to clean the Ramganga river

By Denise Hruby

 

With a strong underhand toss, an elderly man releases a blue plastic bag full of garbage, letting it fly in a long arc over the banks of the river. As the bag lands next to two men who have come for an afternoon swim, it the sack of waste makes a flat splash.

Nancy Rono collects water from her local river © Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

HSBC Water Programme film with message of water-wise development wins global sustainability film award

  • WWF
  • 30 Nov 2016

WWF’s film ‘How improving farms helps protect the Mara River: Nancy’s story’ has won ‘Protecting the Environment’ category in the tve Global Sustainability Awards 2016, announced this week at an awards ceremony held at the British Academy of the Arts (BAFTA).

One of the lodges in Masai Mara that has adopted the constructed wetlands system.

Constructed wetlands in the Mara

  • WWF
  • 6 Oct 2016

The Mara River, site of the site of a phenomenon dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the world is arguably the lifeline to the tourism industry to the great Mara River Basin. In July and August – peak season in the Mara – visitors from across the globe flock to witness the breathtaking wildebeest migration.

Aerial view of Nawa River © 2011 (ASRuzuar), all rights reserved

Celebrating the world’s wonderful waterways on World Rivers Day

  • WWF
  • 22 Sep 2016

World Rivers Day, celebrated this Sunday 25 September, is one day in the year to acknowledge the vitally important role that our world’s waterways play in our everyday life, and in supporting life on earth.

It’s also a time to highlight some of the inspiring work we’re achieving together through the HSBC Water Programme to foster better river stewardship for future generations of people, and wildlife.

Nancy and her son share a cup of tea © Green Renaissance / WWF-UK

Reason to celebrate: Target reached for healthy communities in the Mara and beyond

  • WWF
  • 30 Aug 2016

It’s hard enough being a single mother, but Nancy Rono faces the challenge of raising her family in an area facing relentless challenges to its most vital and basic resource: Water.

Nancy is one of 1 million people who reply on the Mara river basin for their livelihoods, in a region facing enormous environmental pressures due to population growth and unsustainable depletion of natural resources.

River guard Phoun Savath, fishing near his home. © WWF-Laos

Guardians of the Mekong

  • WWF
  • 19 Aug 2016

In Laos, being asked to be a river guard is an honour: it is a position of authority, and in the long term patrol members are protecting both the environment and the livelihood of their village.

Poungern Phommasone, is a member of the Green Team © WWF-Laos

Green Education in the Mekong

  • WWF
  • 15 Aug 2016

Five pilot ‘Green Schools’ in Laos have been established by WWF-Laos to further conservation education among young people in the Greater Mekong.

Newborn baby Irrawaddy dolphin with its mother

The last Mekong dolphins of Cambodia: A baby is born

  • WWF
  • 4 Jul 2016

WWF conservation experts were jubilant when they spotted a mother dolphin with her newly born baby in Kampi pool on the banks of the Mekong River

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