The East Kolkata Wetlands were designated as a ‘Wetland of International Importance’ in 2002. The East Kolkata Wetlands are often called the ‘kidney of Kolkata’ because they are a natural waste water treatment for 680 million litres of raw sewage from the 120 million inhabitants of the city every day. The wetlands reduce the wastewater costs to almost zero.
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.
World Water Week begins with a session inspiring conversations for the rest of the week by exploring the theme 'Water and waste: reduce and reuse'.
This week researchers, business leaders and decision makers from around the world will join forces in Stockholm for World Water Week, the biggest freshwater conference in the world.
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.
This summer, WaterAid have been spreading the message all over the UK about a very important water fight.
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.
HSBC’s global charity partners, together with photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz, have documented images and stories highlighting the global water crisis. The Water Stories exhibition is currently being shown at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver, from 7-24 July, 2017.
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.
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.
A second translocation project, supported by WWF under the HSBC Water Programme, to secure another healthy population of the critically endangered finless porpoise has been successfully completed in Yangtze River in China.
Joined by local students, communities and government, WWF-India recently celebrated India Rivers Day focusing on the River Yamuna, one of the Ganges major tributaries.
A recent report shows that the Irrawaddy dolphin’s rapid rate of decline has slowed in the Mekong, where WWF is working with HSBC support to protect the critically endangered species.
Last week was Pantanal Day! It’s a wetland that borders Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay, that’s the size of Belgium, Portugal and Switzerland – no wonder it needs its own day of celebration.
To mark HSBC’s 15-year partnership with WWF, HSBC has commissioned ‘A Living River’, the world’s largest interactive sound installation created in an airport, at London’s Gatwick Airport.‘A Living River’ is inspired by China’s Yangtze River. The Yangtze is truly a living river; vital for its wildlife, and China’s people and economy. HSBC and WWF’s work to protect the Yangtze began in 2002.
Earlier this month, the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and WWF-India conducted an ambitious four-day dolphin census along the Ganges River and its tributaries. Over 200 people participated, covering 3,350 kilometres, and now the results are in…
Today, WWF begins the start of a new dolphin census and commemorates the sixth anniversary of India’s National Aquatic Animal declaration for the species.
To celebrate World Rivers Day, WWF looks at five key rivers being protected under the HSBC Water Programme.