HSBC Water Program to Engage 9,000 Students in 11 Countries

HSBC Water Program to Engage 9,000 Students in 11 Countries

by Vikas Vij

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:00am



According to the World Water Development Report 2014, an estimated 768 million people worldwide remain without access to an improved source of water. The number of people whose right to water is not satisfied is as high as 3.5 billion. In the wake of depleting drinking water resources globally, it has become critically important to raise awareness and implement efficient water resource management projects to serve a growing world population.

HSBC has launched a Water Explorer Program with a funding of $4.3 million in collaboration with the leading environmental nonprofit Global Action Plan. The program is a fun, inspiring and educational online initiative that will engage schools in 11 countries in understanding how water impacts human life, and take practical action to conserve water in school communities.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.