‘We need a partnership with Nature’

By Sue Alexander, Senior Manager, Environmental Programmes at HSBC

Whilst it is Day Two, the Monday morning is traditionally the Opening Plenary and there was a high level cast speaking.

Partnerships essential for addressing the global water challenge

At the opening plenary of World Water Week this morning UN Deputy Secretary-General and former Chair of WaterAid Sweden, Jan Eliasson, urged that we address water management and sanitation challenges ‘on the basis of cooperation, common interest and common purpose.’

WaterAid’s Head of Major Partnerships Dave Hillyard gives his views.

Learning the lessons about hygiene and sanitation

By Sue Alexander, Senior Manager, Environmental Programmes at HSBC. Did you know the UN General Assembly declared 2013 “International Year of Water Cooperation”? More of that in a moment. I have arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, to attend World Water Week. Firstly, let me explain what World Water Week is. It’s an annual conference held in Stockholm at which some 200 organisations from across the world concerned with water issues meet for scientific and policy discussions. World Water Week delegates have the opportunity to select from over 100 events during the six days. And why am I here?

Storming work in the USA

As part of the HSBC Water Programme, (HWP), Citizen Science Leaders (CSLs) in New York City, Buffalo and Chicago are helping scientists understand the impact of storms on local water quality. These cities were built with sewer systems called Combined Sewer Overflow systems (CSOs), which transport both storm water and untreated sewage to the same treatment facilities before discharging it into local rivers, streams and lakes.

Programme to support ancient aquifer restoration

HSBC Water Programme funding is supporting the restoration and preservation of an ancient aquifer in the Yucatan. - See more at: https://www.thewaterhub.org/news/page/2/#sthash.KJKJQv5Y.dpuf

HSBC Water Programme funding is supporting the restoration and preservation of an ancient aquifer in the Yucatan.

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