What is the HSBC Water Programme?

Water is a huge and growing global challenge. It is essential to all human activity and a fundamental driver of all socio-economic growth but, as a resource, it is under strain from population growth, development and climate change. Find out more.

  • Bringing safe drinking water to disaster prone areas

    10/07/2015 WaterAid is implementing a new project for communities living in disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh, as a result of local funding awarded by the HSBC Water Programme in January.
  • My WaterAid “Blast at Glast”

    07/07/2015 Back from this year’s Glastonbury Festival Nicky, a People Experience Officer at HSBC, tells us what it was like volunteering for WaterAid.
  • Saving Egypt’s Water

    24/06/2015 14 Volunteers from HSBC Egypt recently travelled to El Heiz with researchers from the American University in Cairo’s Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) to work for three days on a three year project funded through the HSBC Water Programme.
  • Stories from the field: a trip to the Mekong

    23/06/2015 HSBC’s Januarie Hall returns with her second blog after hearing about WWF’s work in the Mekong from Simon Martin.
  • WaterAid volunteers get ready for Glastonbury

    22/06/2015 Every year volunteers carry out a range of roles at Glastonbury festival to spread WaterAid’s message about the importance of clean water and safe toilets.

Where we work

Of the world's population...

7%
...has been displaced by dams
16%
...do not have access to a safe and adequate water supply
11%
...lives without clean drinking water
50%
...will be living under severe water stress by 2030
100%
...depend upon 0.007 percent of all the planet's water for all of their needs

The WaterHub is the home of the HSBC Water Programme