“Imagine going through this pandemic with no clean water,” said Dieter Sauer, Grundfos’ regional managing director for the Americas. “We wash our hands without thinking. What happens when there’s no soap and the water is filled with bacteria that cause waterborne diseases? This is the reality for billions of people around the world. We’re partnering with Water Mission to help solve these water and climate challenges.”
The Grundfos Water for Water is an annual fundraising event held for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements sustainable safe water solutions around the world.
The walk will take place virtually this year due to public health concerns during the pandemic. Registration is free. Participants will walk 5.6 km, the average distance that millions of women and children make each day to retrieve water that is often contaminated.
Grundfos is asking anyone that participates in the event to share their experience using the hashtag “#GrundfosWalk4Water.”