To work towards creating clean and safe water access for all
people we have established the following key initiatives.
Fundraising through Hotels and Tourism Operators
A series of fund raising and awareness campaigns will engage civil society to raise awareness and funds to support water infrastructure and help solve the world’s water crisis.
Led by the bathing and hospitality industries, the Bathe the World Fundraising Campaign aims to offer the opportunity for people to donate funds when checking out of bathing, hospitality and other services with the ability to opt-in or opt-out, donate more, and/or have funds matched by industry. Like notes in hotel bathroom asking guests to reuse towels to help save the environment, it is hoped supporting bathing projects can become an industry standard that supports bathing water for the world’s poor. Thus, the world’s more than 20 million hotel rooms have the potential to raise sufficient funds to effect meaningful global change.
Bathe the World event, Australia 2023
When it is possible Witjira National Park, South Australia will host an event that aims to have one person from every nation on earth bathing together in the world’s largest thermal springs
This ‘tread lightly, leave no trace’ event will see people from all nations come together to bathe and envision a world where bathing is possible for all.
Bathe the World will be held on World Bathing Day on June 22nd at Dalhousie Springs, the world’s largest naturally flowing terrestrial hot spring and will be co-hosted with the indigenous custodians of this land who represent the world’s oldest living culture. Traditionally known as ‘Irrwanyere’, or ‘healing waters’, Dalhousie Springs is located on sacred aboriginal land in the Witjira National Park and is situated in one of the world’s remotest locations, on the edge of the Simpson desert in the heart of the world’s driest continent.
Bathe the World will be a unique pilgrimage and festival that brings people ‘back to the source’ and serves as a rallying cry to harness the technology, resources and political-will necessary to address the world’s water crisis. The day will coincide with World Bathing Day and a global publicity campaign and satellite events run by the bathing and hospitality industries that promote bathing as an enjoyable, peaceful, social, multicultural, multigenerational and accessible activity that is necessary for human health and happiness.
Working together to make a difference
Bathe the World Foundation works in conjunction with the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) through its main administration, as well as through its Hot Springs Initiative.