By Davy Yan, RBWM representative, HSBC China
I was born in Shanghai, where Yangtze River passes through, before reaching the East China Sea. Since primary school, we have learned to treat Yangtze as our "Mother River" and be proud of many gifts it brings to us. We drink its fresh water, build largest inner river port on it, consume fish cultivated from its water system, and more recently utilize the electricity power generated from the Three Gorges Dam
Por Tania Ramirez, ganadora del programa por el agua de HSBC
Durante estos días de visita en China, he podido constatar una vez más, que el desarrollo sustentable no interfiere con la preservación de nuestra historia y tradiciones milenarias; antes bien con base en el trabajo y engagement de la comunidad, organizaciones preocupadas por el medio ambiente, empresarios y el gobierno es posible realizar las mismas tareas con un nuevo enfoque, respetando las tradiciones y la cultura sin dejar de lado El Progreso.
By Tania Ramirez, HSBC Water Programme Award Winner, Mexico.
During my visit to China, I have confirmed my belief that when governments, companies, environmental organisations, and local communities work together, it is possible to find solutions that are compatible with a country's tradition and culture whilst not preventing development.
By Sunil Kumar, HSBC Water Programme Award winner, India
Even as I was flying in to Wuhan yesterday, I was looking forward to listening and understanding about the partnership between HSBC and WWF to conserve the Yangtze. In my mind, there were so many questions on what issues were being addressed through the Yangtze Project, something that HSBC & WWF have been associated with for over 15 years now. A journey that, I was told, started very much from the city of Wuhan.
As a partner in the HSBC Water Programme, WWF is working to protect rivers and freshwater resources in five priority places in Asia, Africa and South America by implementing new practices and policies that will ensure better management of this vital resource by local authorities, business and communities.