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.

  • Bringing safe drinking water to disaster prone areas

    10/07/2015 WaterAid is implementing a new project for communities living in disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh, as a result of local funding awarded by the HSBC Water Programme in January.
  • My WaterAid “Blast at Glast”

    07/07/2015 Back from this year’s Glastonbury Festival Nicky, a People Experience Officer at HSBC, tells us what it was like volunteering for WaterAid.
  • Saving Egypt’s Water

    24/06/2015 14 Volunteers from HSBC Egypt recently travelled to El Heiz with researchers from the American University in Cairo’s Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) to work for three days on a three year project funded through the HSBC Water Programme.
  • Stories from the field: a trip to the Mekong

    23/06/2015 HSBC’s Januarie Hall returns with her second blog after hearing about WWF’s work in the Mekong from Simon Martin.
  • WaterAid volunteers get ready for Glastonbury

    22/06/2015 Every year volunteers carry out a range of roles at Glastonbury festival to spread WaterAid’s message about the importance of clean water and safe toilets.

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