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The Water Challenge: drink only water for the millions without clean water


WaterAid is inviting Australians to give up their favourite drinks for the month of March – to take a break from alcohol and trade in their coffees, teas and soft drinks for the healthiest beverage of them all, water. Through taking the Water Challenge, participants are asked to fundraise for the one in nine people worldwide who don’t have clean water.

Join The Block winner, model and WaterAid Ambassador Elyse Knowles who will be among the many Australians accepting WaterAid’s Water Challenge. Elyse will make water her only beverage in March to fundraise for the more than 800 million people worldwide who don’t have clean water close to 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,” Elyse said.

You too can do good for your body while doing good for the world. Just take the fizz out of your drink, give your coffee a wake-up call and raise a glass to the one drink the world can’t live without. The Water Challenge is free to enter and all you have to do is challenge yourself to drink water as your only beverage in March 2018.

“The Water Challenge is a terrific opportunity to get healthy while supporting WaterAid to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere,” said WaterAid Australia Chief Executive Rosie Wheen.

The Water Challenge aims to raise awareness of the global inequality for access to clean water in developing nations. Without clean water people can’t live dignified, healthy lives. With clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene people can unlock their potential, break free from poverty, and change their lives for good.

Fundraising from WaterAid’s Water Challenge will go towards practical and sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene solutions for our near neighbours in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Cambodia. Also coinciding with World Water Day on 22 March, WaterAid is encouraging workplaces to participate in Walk for Water by taking 10,000 steps a day from 19-23 March 2018.

Register now:

What: WaterAid’s Water Challenge
When: March 2018
Who: Anyone can help change lives by taking the Water Challenge.
Why: Over 800 million, or one in nine, do not have clean water close to home and over 800 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.
How: Registration is free at

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