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One in nine people worldwide don’t have close access to clean water. You can help change this by committing to make water your only beverage for a whole month.

So water you drinking this March?

Can you resist coffee, beer, wine, juice, soft drinks and tea this March?

How the Water Challenge works

Making water your only beverage means resisting your favourite drinks. That means saying no to coffee, beer, wine, juice, soft drinks and tea for 31 days.

Everyone who raises $50 within 2 days of signing up gets a free water bottle!

Where do you draw the line between water and tea? Is soup a drink? Are days off permitted?

Read the Water Challenge rules here

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Ask your friends to sponsor you for taking the Water Challenge. Funds raised help WaterAid reach people who don’t have access to clean water.

Find out our top fundraising tips here

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The water crisis

1 in 9 people worldwide do not have clean water close to home. Having access to clean water means less people will die from diarrhoeal diseases, less kids will miss out on school, and less women and girls will need to make long, dangerous journeys to collect water. 

Last year alone, WaterAid helped 1.5 million people access clean water through our direct work in communities around the world, and even more through our advocacy and policy work.

Image: WaterAid/Ernest Randriarimalala

“Living in Australia it's easy to forget millions of people in the world don’t even have clean water or a decent toilet in their community, let alone their home. A big part of my lifestyle is keeping fit, healthy and happy. Having access to clean water makes this possible so I’m keen to do my part to make sure that everyone else has the same access to a happy and hygienic life.

– WaterAid ambassador Elyse Knowles

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