The Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event, coinciding with World Water Day on 22 March. Choose your Water Challenge, improve your health, and help provide lifesaving safe water in some of the world’s poorest communities. Drink Just Water 1 in 10 people worldwide don’t have access to safe, clean water. Water is essential for life and good health. Drinking sugary drinks can have disastrous effects on your health. It can lead to weight gain, tooth decay and insulin resistance to name just a few of the known health issues. Challenge yourself to make ‘just water’ your only beverage for 14 or 30 days this March, to improve your health and raise money to help provide lifesaving safe water to others. Fact: Tap water in Australia is amongst the purest in the world. Walk for Water How far would you walk for a glass of water? Each week, women and children walk approximately 50 kilometres just to collect water in some of the world’s poorest communities — that’s around 10,000 steps each day. Get active this March and participate in the original Walk for Water challenge. Set your personal distance goal and walk or run your way to good health between 13 and 19 March, whilst raising money to help provide lifesaving safe water for the world’s poorest. Fact: 10,000 steps is the average distance walked by the world’s poorest women and children to collect water each day. 10,000 steps is approximately 7 kilometres, or 90 minutes of walking. Please consult your health care provider if you are unsure about your current level of fitness. Goals for Water Can you imagine not having safe, clean water to drink whilst playing netball? It’s hard to imagine, yet this is the reality for many around the world. WaterAid is also proud to partner with Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens. As part of our annual Water Challenge, your netball team can participate in our netball support event Goals for Water, in April and help to give lifesaving safe water to women and girls living in some of the world’s poorest communities. Challenge your teammates to choose one match in April, and dedicate your Goals for Water. Ask your friends, family and local businesses to sponsor each goal scored during the match to help make a difference! Registration for the Water Challenge and Goals for Water is free. Please visit www.waterchallenge.org.au to find out more and get involved.