Citizen scientists are busy spreading the word about FreshWater Watch.

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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.

HSBC Water Programme Award ceremony in UK, video call for Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Collegue Presentation

1. What is EarthWatch Institute?

2. The events of the training day.

3. WIFMs.

Freshwater Watch Programme

On Tuesday 22nd September, along with a colleague based in the Netherlands, we presented on the Freshwater Watch (FWW) Programme in our quarterly community meeting.

We covered the following aspects:

Introduction to Earthwatch, results of away day

Today I gave a Presentation to the Asset Management Programme Team at Heathrow, In the main it involved giving feedback to them on what I managed to achieve during the day but also to "plant the seed" in their minds that this is something they can get involved in. It was well received and I have applied for more presentation material to keep the message flowing into Heathrow and look forward to the outputs.

water challenges

CVM- team offsite with water quiz

We had a CVM team offsite that took place in the week of the NatWest Island Games in Jersey. As for this we divided our team into smaller groups each one presenting an island. Next to the activities every team got a quiz with three parts before the even which they had to solve. The middle part of this quiz was about water (footprint), islands and sustainibility. Given the fact we work on an island sometimes I feel that people take water as a granted resource. We have serious sportsmen and women in our team, doing channel swimming yearly and even relays around Jersey.

Employee Sustainability Fair June 16th

We had a sustainability fair in June in our US Headquarters and it was a chance for colleagues in the building to learn, in a relaxed setting, about our Sustainability partners and how they can get involved.  It was mostly non-HSBC tables such as City Year, Riverkeeper, etc, but we did have a few internal tables, one of which was the Citizen Science Leader table.  I worked the CSL table with fellow CSL Michelle Pusey and we not only spread the word about the Water Partnership, Susatinaibilty, Community, and all the great work HSBC and our Partners are doing, but we

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