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.
HWP is a five year, US$100m programme in partnership with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF, three of the world’s most respected environmental and sustainable development organisations, and over 60 other NGOs.
Earthwatch’s Global Freshwater Research Manager, and Lead FreshWater Watch Researcher, Professor Steven Loiselle features in the international science journal ‘environmental SCIENTIST ‘.
As a partner in the HSBC Water Programme, Earthwatch is delivering freshwater research and education to help inform and transform water management by:
Creating a robust global citizen science database, populated with data on freshwater quality and quantity which is being collected by thousands of HSBC employees and the public;
Involving 7,500 HSBC employees in one-day research programmes more than 20 cities worldwide, collecting local data on freshwater quality and biodiversity;
Engaging 100,000 people in an interactive online network to learn about and take action on monitoring freshwater resources.