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Global event focuses on Docklands

03 Feb 2010

Live Earth last month announced that the Docklands has been selected as the Australian venue for the Dow Live Earth Run for Water, which will take place on April 18.

The Dow Live Earth Run for Water is intended to inspire the world’s citizens to come together on one day to help solve the planet’s water crisis.

Melbourne has been awarded a Live Earth “Showcase Event”, as part of a global series of 6km run/walks (the average distance women and children in the developing world can walk everyday to secure water).

Taking place in hundreds of countries around the world, over the course of 24 hours, the event features a participation run or walk, followed by a concert and water education activities, igniting a massive global movement – all aimed at helping solve local and global water issues.

Thousands of runners, walkers, celebrities and musicians, will result in millions of people reached, and funds raised to bring clean, safe drinking water to those in need.

The run signifies the second global Live Earth event, following on from the hugely successful Live Earth concert series held around the globe on 07.07.07.

The Melbourne Run for Water will encourage people to start solving the problem today, address the water crisis in Victoria, give money to support water projects, and learn how to save water in homes and communities throughout Melbourne and Victoria.

As part of the mass participation event, Live Earth will create a Water Village, to be set up with water education activities to help raise awareness of the world’s water crisis, and local water scarcity issues.

As a added attraction, well known musical acts will perform at the Water Village, keeping in with Live Earth’s tradition of delivering major concert entertianment. Details of the acts and artists performing will be revealed in the coming months.

All donations raised by the Dow Live Earth Run for Water will fund sustainable water programs and support a global network of NGO partners. The International Riverfoundation is a leading advocate for the protection and restoration of the world’s rivers and has been selected as the NGO in Australia.

To register and find out more about Live Earth and the race, please go to http://www.liveearth.org and http://www.runforwateraustralia.com.

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