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.

  • Across the Tracks: A film from WaterAid

    26/05/2015 A film about one mother’s determination to build a toilet in Uttar Pradesh, India, was released by WaterAid this week.
  • Brazil: Pantanal Pact receives first state signatory

    22/05/2015 After receiving state support from Mato Grosso, Barra do Bugres leads the way as the first municipality to commit to protecting the Pantanal headwaters.
  • Nepal earthquake: how WaterAid is responding

    22/05/2015 Nepal was struck by a second major earthquake on Tuesday 12 May, less than three weeks since the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people and injured thousands more.
  • The ripple effect

    21/05/2015 How the HSBC Water Programme is enabling Earthwatch to bring freshwater awareness to teacher and students around the world
  • Joining together to tackle water challenges

    20/05/2015 Malini Thadani, Head of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC Asia-Pacific, joined forces with WaterAid and WWF at the 7th World Water Forum in April in Korea.

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