World Water Day
After 10 am amazing years, we are retiring the “Walk for Water”
Join us for World Water awareness at the Art House Cinema “Water and Climate Change”
-postponed due to COVID – 19
Stay tuned for reschedule details
Thank you all for your amazing support. Here are some of our favorite Walk for Water memories and photos!
Thank you Sponsors and Donors
World Water Crisis – Raise awareness and support
About World Water Day
Good clean water that developed countries take for granted is not available for most people in underdeveloped countries. Worldwide, thousands of children die each day from illnesses resulting from contaminated water sources and billions lack access to clean water, sanitation and health care. Water is essential for life and survival. The water crisis leads to widespread suffering, increased poverty rates, high infant and child mortality, political instability, and depressed education levels. It condemns billions of people to a perpetual struggle to survive. It impacts the ability to attend school, time available for income generating work and overall quality of life.
The first of its kind in Montana, Billings joins 65 other cities in the US and across the world to bring awareness 0f the world water and sanitation crisis through the World Water Day International Day of Observance each year in March. World Water Day is a day to celebrate water and to make a difference for the global population who suffer from water related issues. It is a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. Twenty two years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.
1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces, putting them at risk for illness. Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene cause around 842,000 deaths each year, primarily in children under 5 years. 663 million people still lack improved drinking water sources. Through awareness, opportunities arise to save lives in impoverished areas of the world with safe, clean water and improved sanitation, while also striving to learn and implement sustainable development techniques. Local water awareness is brought forward via the Rocky Mountain College student Environmental Club by demonstrating Yellowstone River water issues, water quality and conservation and more.
Learn more about the world water and sanitation crisis and the UN response.
100% of all funds raised by the event go directly to support water and health programs implemented by Hope 2 One Life and select non-profit ministries. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with the law. Donations may be designated to a specific mission project. Donate via PayPal or:
Billings, MT 59104
Billings World Water Day Organizer, Nadine Hart at 406-861-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org