World Water Day
Throughout the world, 783 million people do not have access to clean water. That’s partly because 80 percent of the sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated into bodies of water, such as ponds and streams.
Billings residents met on the MSUB campus to hold the annual Walk for Water, which hopes to raise awareness of the need for potable water in many needy countries.
Tom Jacques, center, shows a bio-sand water filtration system to Tim Ennis at a demonstration station along the route of the World Water Day Walk for Water at MSUB Saturday.
Some walkers carried water during the World Water Day Walk for Water at MSUB Saturday.
Walkers make their way through the one-mile route on the World Water Day Walk for Water Saturday.
Volunteers hand out water to walkers in the World Water Day Walk for Water at MSUB Saturday.
Kayce Arrowwood, left, Sabrina Mayorga, center, and Carl Bottrell carry water as they walk in the Walk for Water at MSUB on Saturday. The event celebrated World Water Day.
Walkers make their way through Peaks to Plains park at MSUB on the World Water Day Walk for Water on Saturday.
Nadine Hart of Hope 2 One Life speaks at the World Water Day in 2012.
In honor of World Water Day on March 22, a Billings organization that provides aid to Uganda will sponsor a 1-mile and a 5-kilometer walk on Saturday.