World Water Walk is meant to raise awareness of the global water crisis through the stories of the millions of women who walk for water daily for their families sacrificing time, energy, education and safety all for water that may be unclean, unhealthy or not even there.
By raising awareness, we hope to accelerate conversations, collaborations and actions to ultimately make our world water secure.
Our website will guide people to social media where they can post their own simulated water walk, or their attempt at one, their own reflections, art, cultural expressions and real-life experiences.
In posting on an experiential, simulated water walk, participants can encourage others to do their own water walk in their posting.
By methodology, having a real, tangible, active, experiential simulation of one of the most visible and excruciating signs of our global water crisis in its breadth, scope and urgency, we best provide a unique and tangible link by real life, and technology, to those whose suffering is among the greatest and most poignant.
With the less than the 20-year-old advent of popularly used social media, Water Walk is working to maximize that technology to create compelling and urgent and compelling media sparking impressions, activity, conversations, collaborations, commitments and actions that make a positive, progressive change towards water security around the world.
Likes, comments, tags, reposts and quoted reposts can track activity and engagement. World Water Walk is intended as an awareness raising event with possibilities for expansion and further transitioning from awareness raising to action beginning immediately and up to World Water Day 2024.
Groups who have been part of the learning, conversation and development leading up to World Water Walk over the years, and most recently, are numerous. Model UN, Bread for the World, UNA-USA, UNA-GKC, Water Partners Internatinal/water,org, charity:water, IRCKC, ONE, etc.
handle across social media: @worldwaterwalk
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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- Asia and Pacific
- North America
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- West Asia
Any nonprofits, NGO's, civil society organizations, service organizations, academic institutions, faith-based communities, governments, intergovernmental organizations, private businesses, etc. who work to serve those disadvantaged by the water crisis and/or combat the root causes of it as well.
The United Nations.
We all suffer in some way because of the global water crisis as water is essential for life for everyone in so many ways.