Take the Water Challenge

WaterAid has launched its first ever Water Challenge for 2016.

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9 Dec 2015 | AU

WaterAid has launched its first ever Water Challenge for 2016. Challenge yourself to make ‘just water’ your only beverage for 14 or 30 days this March, or take the original ‘Walk for Water’ challenge and walk or run your way to good health between 14 and 20 March.

Coinciding with World Water Day on 22 March, the Water Challenge is WaterAid’s annual fundraising event. Choose your Water Challenge, improve your health, and raise money to help provide lifesaving safe water to the world’s poorest communities.

“The Water Challenge is a terrific opportunity for people to get healthy while supporting WaterAid to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people in the world by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene,” said WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Paul Nichols.

The Water Challenge is free to enter and there are several ways you can get involved:

Drink Just Water: Water is essential for life and good health. Challenge yourself to make ‘just water’ your only beverage for 14 or 30 days in March, to improve your health and raise money to help provide lifesaving safe water to others.

Walk for Water: Get active this March and take the original Walk for Water Challenge. Set your personal distance goal and walk or run your way to good health between 14 and 20 March. 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.

WaterAid is also proud to partner with Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens. As part of our annual Water Challenge, netball teams can participate in Goals for Water, between 11 and 17 April.

Register now and learn more at: www.waterchallenge.org.au

What: The Water Challenge

When: March 2016 – Drink Just Water and Walk for Water, April 2016 – Goals for Water

Who: Help transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. 

Why: Over 650 million, or one in ten, do not have access to safe water and 900 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

How: Register now at www.waterchallenge.org.au

Images: High resolution images are available on request.

About WaterAid

WaterAid’s vision is of a world where everyone, everywhere has safe water, sanitation and hygiene. The international organisation works in developing countries across Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities. Since 1981, WaterAid has reached 23 million people with safe water and, since 2004, 21 million people with sanitation. For more information, visit: www.wateraid.org/au