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.

  • Lights out for WWF’s Earth Hour 2014

    16/04/2014 On 29 March at 8:30pm local time, iconic landmarks from 162 countries across five continents switched off for WWF’s Earth Hour 2014.
  • FreshWater Watch – A Short Film

    22/04/2014 Find out how one of our Citizen Science Leaders is putting her CSL training into action, in this short film about FreshWater Watch from HSBC Now.
  • Interactive waterfall highlights the global water crisis

    16/04/2014 WaterAid displayed thousands of supporters’ names in the UK’s first interactive waterfall, as part of a unique event in London’s Canary Wharf, supported by the HSBC Water Programme.
  • Business and farmers work together to safeguard Mara

    16/04/2014 An innovative scheme led by WWF in the Mara is encouraging businesses to work with local farmers to better manage natural resources and ultimately support more sustainable livelihoods.
  • The HSBC Water Programme visits India

    11/04/2014 A delegation from the HSBC Water Programme visited Uttar Pradesh, northern India with WaterAid from 31 March - 5 April, to see the changes being brought about by clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education...

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