About Imagine a Day Without Water

Imagine a Day Without Water is a national education campaign that brings together diverse stakeholders to highlight how water is essential, invaluable, and in need of investment. This year, the day of action will take place on October 21, 2020, and will include events, resolutions, student contests, social media engagement, and more, all across the country.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who can participate?
Anyone who cares about water and our nation’s infrastructure challenges is encouraged to join. In the past, we’ve recruited water and wastewater providers and agencies, mayors, local officials, contractors, civil engineers, schools, aquariums to participate in Imagine a Day Without Water, but welcome all those with a water story to tell!

How does my organization sign up?
Visit our sign-up page, enter a few basic pieces of information and you’re in!

What should my organization do for the day?
If you need some ideas to get started, check out our list of Ways to Participate.

What if we want to do something that isn’t on your list of suggestions?
Go for it! We encourage you to participate in whatever way best fits your organization and your community.

What materials do you have that we can use?
Our Resources page includes social media graphics and customizable templates. Additionally, the Value of Water Campaign toolkit, “What’s the Value of Water?” has another suite of useful materials including print ads, bill stuffers, and more.

Can we suggest additional materials we want?
Of course! Please send your ideas on what materials would be of help to the program manager, Katie Henderson at khenderson@uswateralliance.org.

Highlights from 2019

On October 23, 2019, the Value of Water Campaign hosted our fifth annual day of action, Imagine a Day Without Water. Imagine a Day Without Water raises awareness about the value of water and the need to invest in water and wastewater infrastructure by asking Americans to imagine a day without life’s most essential resource.

Here are some Highlights from Imagine A Day Without Water 2019:

  • Public Officials: Across America, elected and public officials took part in Imagine a Day Without Water. They signed resolutions, issued proclamations, spoke at events, and joined the conversation on social media. While we do not have an official count of how many public officials engaged, we know that at least 35 proclamations and resolutions were issued from across the political spectrum. This included 27 mayors, several congressional representatives, and the governors of Tennessee and West Virginia.
  • Social Media: Imagine A Day Without Water inundated social media with our message. Social media activities generated nearly 10 million impressions using #ValueWater and #ImagineADayWithoutWater.
  • Student Engagement: Educating and engaging the next generation to value water is a crucial step in growing this day of advocacy and in building a brighter tomorrow. Dozens upon dozens of organizations partnered with local schools and universities to engage and educate students.