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...

...has been displaced by dams
...do not have access to a safe and adequate water supply
...lives without clean drinking water
...will be living under severe water stress by 2030
...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