Water walk raises awareness

URBANA, Ill. - URBANA -- University of Illinois students are spreading awareness about water security. They hosted an event on the quad called the water walk. People took turns trying to go as far as they could with a bucket of water on their head. It's part of the International Week celebration. Organizers say they want people to understand how hard it is for some families in other parts of the world to get clean water.

"Even living in dorms, it's a resource that never seems to run out and I think it's important that we realize, as students, that there is a shortage actually," said Victoria Pai, who is a senior at the University of Illinois. "There are many people in the world who don't have access."

One in 10 people worldwide doesn't have access to safe water. Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting it.


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