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‘Crystal ball’ water droplet wins the HWP Photography Competition

‘Crystal ball’ water droplet wins the HWP Photography Competition

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015

A woman collecting salt in Peru, a serene pier in Germany, and a thirsty monkey in India were just a few of the images that demonstrated the breadth of freshwater subjects that featured in this year’s HSBC Water Programme Photography competition. 

One size doesn’t fit all in India

One size doesn’t fit all in India

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015
This March, a group of HSBC representatives will be visiting India to see, two years into the programme, what progress has been made by the HSBC Water Programme partners. Here is a small taste of the wide range of programme activities and successes in India.  

 

Are you getting your voice heard?

Are you getting your voice heard?

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015

The FreshWater Watch community is growing fast. All over the world, people are becoming truly informed and impassioned champions of our planet’s most precious resource. And you can get involved too.

93 per cent of local Brazilians back idea to unite in support of Pantanal preservation

93 per cent of local Brazilians back idea to unite in support of Pantanal preservation

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015

Whether it’s the clothes we buy, the food we eat, how we travel or what we recycle, we all know our actions and choices impact the planet – but how much do we really know and understand of the natural world around us, the issues it faces and the actions we can take to make a difference?

One year on: the HSBC Water Programme in Ghana

One year on: the HSBC Water Programme in Ghana

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015
It is one year since WaterAid started work in Ghana as part of the HSBC Water Programme. Here is just one story from this life-changing work.  

 

How flooding could be harmful to our health

How flooding could be harmful to our health

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015

While Britain sees exceptional flooding events over winter, FreshWater Watchers in New York are exploring the health risks carried by contact with urban flood water.

A united front to protect our most precious resource

A united front to protect our most precious resource

  • admin
  • 27 Jul 2015

Everyone knows water is essential for life, but how often do you think about the reality of how connected and vital fresh water is to our day-to-day lives? The Pantanal in South America is one of the world's largest and best conserved wetlands.

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HSBC Jersey on FreshWater Watch

Citizen scientists seek to protect freshwater amphibians

  • Earthwatch
  • 16 Sep 2015

HSBC employees from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man joined the ranks of Citizen Science Leaders with a Water Programme training day in Jersey.

FreshWater Citizen Scientist

“I am a Citizen Scientist” video highlights the joy of our volunteers

  • Earthwatch
  • 28 Aug 2015

FreshWater Watch citizen scientists from across the globe have combined to create a video showing how much they love being part of the global project.

FreshWater Watch Gemma Baldwin

Swedish, Schools and Super-excitement

  • Earthwatch
  • 27 Aug 2015

Gemma Baldwin, Earthwatch’s FreshWater Watch Programme Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, describes her experiences demonstrating our scientific methods to Swedish school-children.

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HSBC Water Programme Impact Report Launch

  • Earthwatch
  • 26 Aug 2015

The partners in the HSBC Water Programme have launched a report to highlight the impact of the programme since its launch in 2012.

And so it begins…World Water Week 2015, Stockholm

  • Earthwatch
  • 24 Aug 2015

We began preparing for this almost a year ago; deciding what we wanted to present; submitting our plans; waiting for acceptance; deciding whether to have a stand and who from our team would go. Finally it’s here! World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, a huge conference and key event in the Water calendar.

North Warren in Suffolk

Creating wetlands for wildlife and people

  • Earthwatch
  • 13 Aug 2015

Freshwater wetlands are one of the most important natural resources in the world. A number of major wetland restoration projects are taking place across the UK.

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Improving Urban Sanitation in Karachi

  • WaterAid
  • 16 Feb 2016

WaterAid and the Orangi Pilot Project are improving urban sanitation and underground sewage systems in Pakistan with the support of the HSBC Water Programme.

Water Stories Photo Exhibition Comes to London

  • WaterAid
  • 16 Feb 2016

Water Stories, a photographic exhibition highlighting the global water crisis, will open in London to coincide with UN World Water Day, 22 March 2016.

WaterAid/ Isabelle Neill

Double celebrations at prestigious sustainability film awards

  • WaterAid
  • 24 Nov 2015

HSBC NOW and WaterAid have received two leading awards at the Tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in London.

WaterAid/ Nyani Quarmyne/ Panos

A Ghana diary

  • WaterAid
  • 20 Nov 2015

In November 2015, a team from HSBC Malta visited the Northern Region of Ghana to see WaterAid’s projects first-hand. Here, Astrid Micallef Saliba writes on behalf of the team.

Kalavati builds a toilet at the home of Radha and Sunil Devi, Rakhi Mandi slum, Kanpur India, 2014. Credit: WaterAid/ Isabelle Neill

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development: A to do list for the world

  • WaterAid
  • 19 Nov 2015

World Toilet Day 2015: Achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development will require a top down and bottom up approach.

Women work together to pull up water from the dug well, Tharparkar, Pakistan. Credit: WaterAid/ Mustafah Abdulaziz

Three women in the desert – the story behind the picture

  • WaterAid
  • 28 Aug 2015

In September 2013, documentary photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz visited Pakistan with WaterAid to document the issue of water scarcity as part of his long-term project, ‘Water’. Nearly two years on, Ayesha Javed, Communications Officer at WaterAid Pakistan, writes about the village where one of his most striking images was taken, and what happened next.

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HSBC Water Programme Exhibition

Water Stories wows at World Water Week 2015

  • WWF
  • 28 Aug 2015

Another successful World Water Week draws to a close today but the Water Stories photographic exhibition will continue to wow the crowds in Stockholm over the bank holiday weekend.

HSBC’s global partners on the riverbank

  • WWF
  • 19 Aug 2015

HSBC, WWF, EarthWatch and WaterAid recently visited the UK’s River Itchen for a visit led by WWF’s freshwater experts.

Water Stories exhibition, Stockholm

Water Stories: The global water crisis in pictures

  • WWF
  • 12 Aug 2015

HSBC’s global charity partners, together with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz, have documented images and stories highlighting the global water crisis. They now feature in Stockholm, the first exhibition as part of an international tour.

Cyclists from HSBC took on the RideLondon challenge in support of WWF

HSBC cycle 100 miles for WWF in the Prudential RideLondon

  • WWF
  • 12 Aug 2015

On Sunday, a team of cyclists from HSBC took on a 100 mile cycle challenge through the Surrey Hills and into the City of London to support WWF, one of HSBC’s global charity partners.

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