Walk for Water

When:
Every year in March
How many steps?:
10,000 a day
How many days?:
5 days
Cost:
Registration is free!
A child carries clean water drawn from a borehole in Basbedo, Burkina Faso, October 2014.

Event information

How far would you walk for a glass of clean water?

In some of the world’s poorest communities, it’s normal for women and children to walk for hours just to collect water. In fact, 263 million people worldwide spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect water from a safe source. This is a problem that primarily affects women and girls, who are responsible for water collection in eight out of ten households that don’t have access to water on their premises.

To mark World Water Day on 22 March, WaterAid is inviting Australians to walk in solidarity with those who need to walk long distances to collect water. Challenge yourself to walk 10,000 steps a day with your colleagues, classmates or friends to raise money for people who walk too much.

Sign up your workplace, your school, or your friends and walk together in March. (Exact dates will be announced announced in December)

Find out more about Walk for Water

Community events team
Telephone
1300 858 022