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What would you do if your closest water source was more than half an hour away? This is a daily reality for millions, but it doesn't have to be.

This March, will you Walk for Water?

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10,000 steps a day. 5 days.

This March, Walk for Water by taking 10,000 steps a day for five days and fundraising for WaterAid. From 19-23 March, take a step towards a healthier lifestyle, put your peers through their paces, and walk for those who walk too much.

This event coincides with World Water Day, which is recognised annually on 22 March.

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Walk for Water leaderboard

See which individuals and teams are leading the way and are on track to win one of our prizes:

View the full individual and team leaderboard here.

  • andrea Foster just donated $52.00
  • Anonymous just donated $52.00
  • Jan Denham just donated $104.00
  • Ronnie Denovan just donated $104.00
  • Sean Scanlon just donated $36.40
  • Hana Sabanovic just donated $20.80
  • GHD GHD just donated $310.00
  • matthew smith just donated $213.20
  • Nola Corbett just donated $50.00
  • Suzanna Chan just donated $50.00
  • DBCA staff just donated $20.80
  • Nyla Golbaghie just donated $20.00
  • Anonymous just donated $55.00
  • Helen Arthur just donated $50.00
  • Nev Finch just donated $20.00
  • Peter Roberts just donated $54.08
  • Sophie Divliaev just donated $104.00
  • Zhining Yang just donated $15.60
  • Nigel Aldons just donated $10.40
  • Perlita Arranz just donated $52.00

How Walk for Water works

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10,000 steps is the equivalent of 100 minutes of walking or 8 kilometres. Track your steps using a WaterAid pedometer, which you can request after you sign up.

Image: WaterAid/Brendan Foster

Walk for Water is a great activity to do with a larger community.

Contact us if you’d like help getting your whole workplace or school community involved

Image: WaterAid/Tom Greenwood

Ask your friends to sponsor you as you Walk for Water. Funds raised will help WaterAid reach people who have limited access to clean water sources.

Find out how to fundraise the easy way

The water crisis

1 in 9 people worldwide still don’t have access to clean water close to home. For hundreds of millions of people, especially women and girls, that means long, dangerous and physically painful walks to collect water from sources that could be filthy.

WaterAid is committed to helping communities gain access to clean water sources close to home, enabling women and girls to spend more of their time going to school, seeking employment, looking after children, and engaging in leisure activities.

Image: WaterAid/Andrew McConnell

“Walking (10,000) steps might sound difficult, but it is actually quite easy if you are already lightly active. It’s all about changing habits, and becoming aware of how both beneficial and easy it is to add an extra 10 minutes onto your journey to walk there. Walk to the shops, walk the dog a little bit longer, park your car further away (saving on petrol too) and walk into work.”

– WaterAid ambassador Elyse Knowles

Who will you nominate to Walk for Water?

Every day, millions of women walk 10,000 steps or more to collect water, and sometimes the water is not safe at all. The walk itself isn’t always safe. Walk for Water is a simple but powerful way that you and your colleagues, friends and family can help reduce this burden for so many women and girls worldwide. You can walk with us and change women’s lives.

- Rosie Wheen, WaterAid Australia CEO