The HSBC Water Programme is a partnership with Earthwatch, WaterAid and WWF providing and protecting water sources, informing and educating communities, enabling people to prosper and driving economic development across the world.
To mark HSBC's 15-year partnership with WWF, HSBC has commissioned 'A Living River' at London's Gatwick inspired by China's Yangtze, a truly a living river.
American photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz presents images from an ongoing study of the global water crisis.
By Davy Yan, RBWM representative, HSBC China
I was born in Shanghai, where Yangtze River passes through, before reaching the East China Sea. Since primary school, we have learned to treat Yangtze as our "Mother River" and be proud of many gifts it brings to us. We drink its fresh water, build largest inner river port on it, consume fish cultivated from its water system, and more recently utilize the electricity power generated from the Three Gorges Dam
Por Tania Ramirez, ganadora del programa por el agua de HSBC
Durante estos días de visita en China, he podido constatar una vez más, que el desarrollo sustentable no interfiere con la preservación de nuestra historia y tradiciones milenarias; antes bien con base en el trabajo y engagement de la comunidad, organizaciones preocupadas por el medio ambiente, empresarios y el gobierno es posible realizar las mismas tareas con un nuevo enfoque, respetando las tradiciones y la cultura sin dejar de lado El Progreso.
By Tania Ramirez, HSBC Water Programme Award Winner, Mexico.
During my visit to China, I have confirmed my belief that when governments, companies, environmental organisations, and local communities work together, it is possible to find solutions that are compatible with a country's tradition and culture whilst not preventing development.
By Dean Bruce, HSBC Water Programme Award Winner, Canada
Back home in Vancouver, I too often focus on the problem and how to solve it. My experience in China so far has taught me to focus on the progress instead. It would be easy to highlight my frustration with it being simpler to obtain WiFi and tobacco than to get drinkable water from a tap, or that buildings seem to be developed at the same rate at which they are deteriorating; however, that wouldn't be representative of the inspiring work I've witnessed in the past few days.