Support World Water Day In London

By Lindsey Last edited 76 months ago
Support World Water Day In London

World Water Day this Thursday 22 March is a United Nations led day of awareness highlighting the plight of the millions of people around the world who do not have access to clean water or sanitation. Here's how you can get involved:

The walk for water campaign has got sponsored walks going on all over the world. Join them by creating your own walk this week, or by joining the (no sweat, no bother) 'Online Walk'.

Many water and international development charities are involved in World Water Day, including our friends at 2 Water (funding water through wine). Donate to 2 Water on World Water Day and your money will be 100% put towards building wells in Nepal and Ghana.

Wateraid have produced this video about how taps and toilets save lives for their Water Works campaign in the build up to a global summit in April, where world leaders will meet in Washington to discuss these issues. Upload photos of you using water and add your voice to their cause.

Other events here in London include a free Film Night screening documentary 'Paraiso for Sale' delivered by Tourism Concern at London Metropolitan University on Holloway Road, N7 from 6pm (donations welcome).

On Friday 23 March the Ocean of Song concert happens at St John at Hackney, E5, 'singing to raise waves of awareness and funds for WaterAid' from 7.30pm (£7 adv. £10 on the door).

Last Updated 20 March 2012

Ross Bailey

Hi, as a WaterAid employee, I'm really pleased to see that you've posted this. World Water Day is really important to draw attention to the fact that 783 million people don't have access to clean water, 2.5 billion don't have access to a safe toilet and 4,000 children die every day from the diarrhoea brought on because of these. 

Our Water Works campaign is all about drawing attention to this and putting pressure on politicians to take action at the upcoming meeting in Washington next month. We really appreciate the  support of Londonist readers so please take action by visiting the link above and watching the film. Thanks in advance.