Monday, 15 March 2010

A week to go!

Serena O'Sullivan
End Water Poverty

It's only a week to go until the biggest global mobilisation on water and sanitation we've ever seen - the World's Longest Toilet Queue on World Water Day 2010.

From Germany to Ghana, Togo to Great Britain, Senegal to South Africa, Australia to Armenia, Spain to Nepal and France to the USA and Canada - nearly 60 countries are taking part.

This is amazing for the central team to witness. We'll be attending Queues all over the place, and encourage you to do the same. Find out about public Queues on the website, and feel free to organise your own too - you just need 24 friends to attend with you! (The rest of the rules are here).

Last minute things to remember:
  • If you're planning to organise a Queue, please take two minutes and register it so we can track the campaign and include you in the Record attempt.
  • We would love to see your pictures and video clips, so make sure you have a camera or phone with you to grab exciting images from your Queue!
  • AMAZING to think we'll all be Guinness World Record breakers this time next week! Just make sure your Queue is counted by filling in the registration sheets.
  • We'll also be tweeting and writing about the event online. Would be great to see your blog posts, tweets and facebook promotion too.
The World's Longest Toilet Queue promises to be a fun event for us all, but an event that will also exert considerable pressure on politicians to act now. We can make change happen and save lives - and I thank each of you for taking part to put an end to a crisis needlessly affecting billions around the world.

9 comments:

Serena O'Sullivan said...

Oh and a fun update - we've Queues in a country starting with each letter of the alphabet (no countries starting with X apparently!) apart from O. Only country beginning with O is Oman - so if anyone knows someone there, please get the word to them!

Didin Jamaludin said...

in my area is only 6 days to go

Matthew Mattam said...

The World’s Longest Toilet Queue is organized by WaterAid India on 20th March, 2010 in Bhopal at T.T Nagar Chouraha at 2.00 p.m. all from Bhopal please join in this record making event

Michelle Wright said...

Our queue in Melbourne, Australia is starting at 11:00am Saturday local time - which is 0:00 on Saturday 20th March GMT. I think that could make us the first. Yay!

Virginia Roaf said...

and on Monday 22 March in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate, along with the great new game, WASH United's own World Toilet Cup. Come at 13:45 to join the queue...

Chris Bielanski said...

I'm hoping for a lot of people in Portland OR to come swooping in because I haven't yet heard from many on you!

Shikha Shrestha said...

We are organizing Kathmandu based event on March 22, Tudikhel an open space from 1-5 pm there will be music, live painting and photo plus posters the inauguration will be on 20 March through candle vigil, 21 March in front of Teaching Hosipital, besides all our partners organizing several queue in several parts of our country, sure you will also sign our online petition http://www.petitiononline.com/d_death/petition.html , i am sure you all will join our campaign

Mayowa Peter-Cookey said...

EarthWatch Research Institute, Nigeria is holding the World Toilet Queue at the venue of the Rivers State Ministry of Water Resources & Rural Development WWD event. We hope to capture a lot of policymakers and intend to sneak in a speech or two. We also intend to get a petition notice signed by as many participants as we can get which will be sent to our State parliament and Executive council. This will happen on Monday 22 March at the Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt. In addition, we are also arranging for another queue like this one to take place at the same time at the venue of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel Businessmen Tradefair. This will happen at the Kaduna street, Dline church premises. If you are in Port Harcourt, you can join any of our queues. both queues start by 9.30am. we intend to continue the queue at the tradefair for the six days of its duration.

aansubhakta said...

RVWRMP nepal going to organizing this event in far-western region of nepal on 21 and 22 march this event is going to organizing Darchula,Kailali baitadi and dadeldura district we are also trying to keep record in world longest toilet queue during world water day