20 March 2014 Go back to News
Irish Water and Green-Schools Walking for Water
Irish Water and Green-Schools are taking the Walk for Water in support of UN World Water Day.
To celebrate World Water Day which is held each year in March, 100 children will take part in a 6km walk in beautiful Glendalough on Wednesday, March 26th. The children will walk carrying 6 litres of water to raise awareness of the lack of access to clean water for many young people around the globe.
Elizabeth Arnett from Irish Water is looking forward to attending the event and said “This event highlights the important matter of water scarcity in developing countries. It is most often women and children who must travel long distances to collect water, which often prevents them from going to school and working. This event empowers children in Ireland to take action in raising awareness of such an important issue”.
Irish Water in partnership with Green-Schools is also encouraging schools across the country to organise their own events to mark World Water Day. These events promise to be an informative, fun and an engaging day out for students, teachers and parents alike.
To read more on Irish Water’s partnership with Green-Schools, please click here.