Five Ways to Participate

Develop materials using our message framework and logo, or use our prepared templates. These five ways to participate are only a starting point and we encourage you to expand upon and go beyond what is here.


1.     Engage on social media!  Educate your network about the importance of water by posing the question, What is the value of water in your daily life? Share video or images, livestream or start a contest, and use #ValueWater.


2. Host an event for your community. Provide hands on experiences and foster knowledge of this vital, invisible water infrastructure by hosting a facility open house, project site tour, or other event open to the public.

Examples from Imagine a Day 2018:

  • Host a family-friendly event celebrating the value of water featuring local organizations and water service providers
  • Host an open house inviting community members to learn about protecting the local environment and water projects currently underway
  • Host a festival in partnership with local businesses spotlighting the importance of water to the local economy


3. Get water in the news. Communicate the message that valuing water, and the systems that deliver it, is an environmental, economic, and public health imperative. Pitch your own news story or use our op-ed template!

Examples from Imagine a Day 2018:


4. Partner with a local mayor or public official. Water infrastructure investment enjoys broad bipartisan support. Share the Value of Water Campaign’s public opinion polling data with your local officials and encourage them to demonstrate their support for Imagine a Day Without Water and for water policies that support a sustainable water future.

Examples from Imagine a Day 2018:

  • Work with your mayor to issue a proclamation supporting Imagine a Day Without Water
  • Collaborate with a town council or utility board of commissioners to pass a resolution supporting Imagine a Day Without Water


5. Bring Imagine a Day into the classroom. A sustainable water future will depend on the success of our next generation of water leaders. Develop contests or curriculum that engages students on the value of water and encourages them to share what a day without water would mean to them.

 Examples from Imagine a Day 2018:


And no matter how you choose to participate – be sure to take photographs and videos to show how you celebrate the day and share it out on social media using #ValueWater!