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.
  • 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...
  • Revisiting Kanpur: one year on

    10/04/2014 Claire Pearson, HSBC Water Programme Manager at WaterAid, writes about revisiting a community in northern India.
  • Hope springs in Rasoolpur: a community in action

    05/04/2014 A group of HSBC representatives are in India this week, to see what progress has been made by the HSBC Water Programme partners two years on. Annalisa Heath, Support Manager, HSBC UK, blogs from her last day in the field.
  • Making room for taps and toilets in schools

    04/04/2014 A group of HSBC representatives are in India this week, to see what progress has been made by the HSBC Water Programme partners two years on. Sue Alexander, Senior Manager of Environmental Programmes at HSBC, blogs from the field.

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