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:

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

Tackling the taboo of menstruation

Globally, approximately 52 per cent of the female population (26 per cent of the total population) is of reproductive age. However, in most parts of the world, the natural process of menstruation remains taboo and is rarely talked about.

Menstruation is a natural process; however, if not properly managed it can result in a number of health problems. Reports have suggested links between poor menstrual hygiene and urinary or reproductive tract infections and other illnesses.

Ganga conservation efforts inspire thousands

Thousands of people from across India have engaged in interactive street plays, film screenings and public exhibitions as part of a WWF-led campaign designed to raise awareness of environmental threats to the river Ganga during Kumbh celebrations – one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. Widely considered to be amongst the greatest Indian pilgrimages, Kumbh began on 14 January 2013 and, over 55 days, attracted 100 million people to bathe in the iconic Ganges in Sangam, Allahabad.

Finally all the HSBC Group together in India

Miguel Angel Laporta-de Caso, HSBC Mexico Monday 11 March, 2013 Finally after long trips form Australia, Qatar, UK, Canada and Mexico, we all got together in Lucknow India, where we received a very warm welcome from our WaterAid colleagues. Within the next days, we will visit different site projects in order to get to know the beneficiaries of WaterAid’s work under the HSBC Water Programme. I would like to share with you some facts to help you understand the situation in India: • India has a population of 1.2 billion.