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.
Working with local partner IDEA, WaterAid were the first NGO to gain access to tea gardens in Bangladesh, and provide clean drinking water and working toilets for tea pickers.
A new report by Earthwatch highlights the contributions citizen scientists have made to freshwater research around the world through FreshWater Watch.
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.
This World Water Day, we are excited to confirm a three year extension of the HSBC Water Programme, and to celebrate the achievements of its first five years. The Programme has helped to build healthy communities and to develop economies in 43 countries worldwide, bring water to some of the world’s poorest people and protect globally important river and wetland habitats.
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.
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.