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.

  • India’s senior management visit WWF sites

    24/02/2015 From community workshops to turtle hatchling releases, read the full account of their visit to Uttar Pradesh, India to witness WWF’s work.
  • UK Financial Times features the Ganges

    23/02/2015 The recent cover story of the UK Financial Times’ Weekend Magazine was a fascinating, in-depth feature on India’s river Ganges, where WWF is working to restore the health of this holy river.
  • Avinoam Baruch sets sights on PhD

    18/02/2015 Earthwatch research intern Avinoam Baruch, 23, is to begin a fully funded PhD this month on citizen scientists and flood risk, at Loughborough University, UK.
  • WWF celebrates World Wetlands Day

    02/02/2015 Today, WWF are celebrating World Wetlands Day and are taking a tour across the globe to look at the key wetland areas being protected under the HSBC Water Programme.
  • Earthwatch lecture will explore ‘biggest risk’: Water

    26/01/2015 Join us in person or online to learn more about our ‘biggest societal and economic risk’ – and be inspired by a panel of leading experts.

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