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 India, 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