Walk for Water

Walk 10,000 steps a day between 20 and 24 March, whilst raising money to help provide lifesaving safe water in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Registration is free.

  • Walk for Water

    How far would you walk for a glass of water? Each day, women and children walk an average of 30 minutes just to collect water in some of the world's poorest communities.

    Get active this March and participate in the Walk for Water challenge. Set your personal distance goal and walk or run your way to good health between 20 and 24 March, whilst raising money to help provide lifesaving safe water to the world’s poorest.

    This year you can download the MapMyFitness App to record your kilometres travelled and sync it to your personal fundraising page for your sponsors to see.

    Health tip: It is recommended to engage in 2.5 – 5 hours of moderate intensity activity per week (Source: Department of Health, Australian Government)

    Please consult your health care provider if you are unsure about your current level of fitness.

Our company is a small to medium water engineering consultancy which understands the unique challenges in providing safe drinking water, especially to remote communities or those which are constantly faces with water shortages. — Jess, 2016 Walk for Water participant
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People you will be helping

  • Take the Water Challenge for someone like Dadi
    Dadi enjoys playing netball with her friends

    14 year old Dadi feels lucky because her school has safe water and toilets, and that means more time doing the things she loves like playing netball with her friends.

    "After school I came home to fetch water for our dinner. Some afternoons I collect shells from the nearby mangroves for our dinner."

    Dadi, Papua New Guinea

    Dadi is proud that she never has to miss school and dreams of one day looking after her parents.

    Dadi
  • Take the Water Challenge for someone like Martha
    This is the very first time in her life that Martha has been lucky enough to wash with clean water.

    Just a few years ago life was very different. The women and children in Martha’s village would collect dirty water from a distant location that would often make them sick.

    After establishing a Water Committee and working with WaterAid the community now have access to clean water via a hand pump that is easy to maintain and sustain.

    “It’s a lucky generation, the generation of my children and my grandchildren are lucky to get clean water so close and easily. I am happy for them.”

    Mulu, Ethiopia

    Martha
  • Take the Water Challenge for someone like Carlinda
    Collecting water is a task of the women in Carlinda’s community.

    During the dry season the tank in Carlinda’s village is often empty. As a result, Carlinda must travel long distances to collect water where she is at risk to poisonous snakes and wild animals.

    The water she collects is dirty and often makes her children sick with diarrhoea. One of Carlinda’s five children has died due to diarrhoea caused by unsafe water.

    Carlinda’s village has established a Water Committee and is working with WaterAid to improve access to safe water in her community.

    “Having …clean water that is close will help reduce the diarrhoea and disease.”

    Carlinda, Mozambique

    Carlinda

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