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Carrying Buckets to the Mon: City Water Walk Focuses on Global Crisis

Participants of the annual city-wide “water-walk” will carry 5-gallon buckets of water from the Monongahela River to Duquesne University’s campus on Saturday, April 9, to have local residents experience what billions must do world-wide to survive during the global water crisis.


The water walk is sponsored by the Spiritan Campus Ministry at Duquesne University and Amizade, a service learning organization focusing on water and other global issues.

Members of the campus community and other volunteers will congregate on Duquesne University’s Academic Walk at 1 p.m., then walk to the South Side River Access, where they will fill their buckets with water from the Monongahela River. They’ll carry the buckets back to campus and dump the water into the fountain in front of the Union.

Participants are encouraged to register online at http://amizade.org/resource/water/registration, but also may register at the walk. The registration fee, $16, with a discount for students, will benefit an Amizade-funded water project in Kenya.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.