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The Water Race Is On

  • March 29, 2017
  • By: Tona Rowett

We’re excited to share with you yet another global special competition from Enactus, The Water Race. The challenge is creating access to water and sanitation, and this is your opportunity to tackle it.

Access to water and sanitation is still out of reach for much of the world. Some 2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines. Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population and that number projected to rise—unless we step in.

This is your chance, along with 72,000+ Enactus students in our network of 1,730+ Enactus teams, to collaborate and compete to tackle this challenge. Student leaders, we know this is an opportunity you can’t pass up.

Ready to get started? Let’s do this.


Take the first step towards entering The Water Race by registering at Next, invite at least one of your Enactus teammates to join you to form a Project Team.

To officially join The Water Race, submit an Action Entry between now and 30 April 2017 with an Enactus water/sanitation project in any phase of development, from idea to full-scale implementation.

Aside from making a commitment to water and sanitation, by joining the race you’ll have access to an online, collaborative community of Enactus students, faculty advisors and sponsors. You’ll be able to connect with other teams while sharing and gathering resources, and did we mention the invaluable mentorship opportunities?


Report your progress towards impact between 1 May and 1 June 2017. This is your chance to highlight the measurable progress you’ve achieved so far. Submit a Progress Report and 77-Second Video of your efforts to compete for Progress Rewards, including exclusive executive mentorship opportunities and technology to further your progress.


You’ll have the chance to compete in The Water Race Impact Competition taking place at Enactus World Cup 2017 in London, 26-28 September. Here, the top four teams will compete for up to $20,000 USD to scale their impact.

The race is on! It’s time to put your innovation and passion to work towards sustainable water and sanitation solutions. Head over to to learn more and get started.