Citizen scientists are busy spreading the word about FreshWater Watch.

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  • Montaperti
  • Ponte d'Arbia
  • Castellina in Chianti

The first italian sample!

Hi everybody! My name is Gianluca and I'm about to graduate in "prevention's techniques" at the University of Siena. Here I met prof. Steven Loiselle who let me know about freshwaterwatch. Together we've decided to achieve a graduation thesis based on the citizens' observatories for environmental monitoring, so I've become the first citizen scientist to takes samples in Italy for freshwaterwatch.

Waterkeeper USA

Shout out to FWW during APIC Diwali Celebration

On November 5, I hosted a Diwali celebration event for HSBC's Asian Pacific Islander Committee Employee Resource Group. The event was attended by almost 200 colleagues and guests including our CEO Pat Burke, US COO Vic Severino, US CRO Rhydian Cox, D&I Head Tricia Myers, Americas Regional Head of Private Bank Marlon Young. During the closing remarks for the event, I asked our colleagues to find a cause that they are passionate about and get engaged through HSBC opportunities like our partnership with Earthwatch, the HSBC Water Programme, and the Fresh Water Watch.

FWW awareness

Discussion was on following topics-

1. Why water,

2. Importance of fresh water conservation,

3. Facts and figures,

4. water foot print, water requirement for various commodities and 

5. personal action.

Team Meeting

Kingston Urban Ponds

With Kingston ever growing population and demand for housing you will see in every new development area a man made pond.

To the average person it may just be a lovely comsetic insentive to live in that neighbourhood but it is much more than that.

Urban ponds assist with road and residential run off.

That means that it take on the excess water from your lawns and roads to help prevent things such as flooding.

The ponds are also good for irrigation which can help with green space growth but additionally they can assist in a better living environment.

  • Water Search

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Work in progress.

HSBC Water programme - Projects Team meeting

The HSBC water programme is a 5year programme costing $100 million.  The programme is run in partnership with WWF, Wateraid and Earthwatch.

The programme aim to look at water provision, protection and education.

The programme has a target to train 7,500 HSBC employees globally as Citizen Science leaders (CSL's)

Give a few facts about water:

More people die from poor quality water than all forms of violence including war

Over 1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water

etc

Fresh Water Watch - HSBC Water Program

Discussed the Freshwater Watch program with Vancouver team. Showed some introductory videos from the freshwaterhub site. Presented several interesting facts to highlight the importance of conserving fresh water and which action/things use up a lot of water. Also described the water collection and testing process. I encouraged the team to both look for ways to conserve water, and take part in water watch program.

Fresh Water Watch - HSBC Water Program

Discussed the Freshwater Watch program with Vancouver team. Showed some introductory videos from the freshwaterhub site. Presented several interesting facts to highlight the importance of conserving fresh water and which action/things use up a lot of water. Also described the water collection and testing process. I encouraged the team to both look for ways to conserve water, and take part in water watch program.

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