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Jamie Jones, Portsmouth Water, in front of the Spinnaker Tower.

Blue places

To mark World Water Day 2017, Portsmouth Water and Southern Water teamed up to turn the spectacular Spinnaker Tower #Blue4Water, helping to shine a light on the global water crisis.

Empire Theatre, Sunderland

Blue spaces

Joining Portsmouth Water, Southern Water and Coventry County Council in their quest to light up local landmarks, Northumbrian Water also turned the Empire Theatre in Sunderland #Blue4Water on 22 March.

Staff at the Eden Project go #Blue4Water

Blue faces

Dressed as taps and armed with blue face paint, staff and storytellers from the Eden Project got into the World Water Day spirit, sharing their #Blue4Water snaps to raise awareness.

Wessex Water blue cake sale for World Water Day 2017.

Colourful cakes

Sugar sales soared as keen bakers at MWH, Anglian Water, Wessex Water, Scottish Water and Severn Trent Water whipped up batches of amazing blue cakes as part of their World Water Day celebrations.

Severn Trent Water staff with blue nails

Dressing up and down

Supporters from South Staffs Water, South West Water and Affinity Water dug out their double denim, dazzling blue suits and statement make up to show their support for clean water.

SES Water VR viewing

360 support

SES Water marked World Water Day by taking staff to the hilltops of Kharelthok, Nepal, through our virtual reality film Aftershock. The film follows the community they rebuild their lives after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

And finally...

  • Staff at Severn Trent Water went head-to-head in a World Water Day water carrying challenge.
  • Employees at Wessex Water headed into nearby Claverton Down for an ‘into the wild’ blue-themed treasure hunt.
  • Anglian Water took customers behind the scenes on World Water Day broadcasting live on Facebook from their science centre. WaterAid supporter, Amber Claughton, also spoke about her trip to see WaterAid’s work in Mozambique.
  • Northumbrian Water challenged customers to choose their favourite watery tunes ahead of World Water Day and shared the winning water playlist on Twitter on the day.

We love hearing about your wonderful activities for WaterAid! Please share more of your stories with your partnership manager or WaterAid representative, or email [email protected].