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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 Watch citizen scientists from across the globe have combined to create a video showing how much they love being part of the global project.
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.
The partners in the HSBC Water Programme have launched a report to highlight the impact of the programme since its launch in 2012.
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.
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.
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, a photographic exhibition highlighting the global water crisis, will open in London to coincide with UN World Water Day, 22 March 2016.
HSBC NOW and WaterAid have received two leading awards at the Tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in London.
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.
World Toilet Day 2015: Achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development will require a top down and bottom up approach.
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.
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, WWF, EarthWatch and WaterAid recently visited the UK’s River Itchen for a visit led by WWF’s freshwater experts.
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.
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.