The HSBC Water Programme is a partnership with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF providing and protecting water sources, informing and educating communities, enabling people to prosper and driving economic development across the world.

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A Living River

To mark HSBC's 15-year partnership with WWF, HSBC has commissioned 'A Living River' at London's Gatwick inspired by China's Yangtze, a truly living river.

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Water Stories

American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz presents images from an ongoing study of the global water crisis

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Impact Report

Read about the impact the HSBC Water Programme is having on people’s lives and livelihoods

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A quarter of the world's population live in ecosystems that are under threat from water scarcity.

Nearly 650 million people lack access to safe water.

90 percent of all population growth by 2050 will occur in regions where water is scarce.

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46,723 people have been helped to reduce fishing or farming impacts.

More than 1.1 million people have access to safe water and 1.6 million have access to sanitation across six countries.

More than 5,000 HSBC employees have been trained as Citizen Science Leaders.

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