Mina Guli: Shining a spotlight on global water crisis

Our planet’s water resources are under extreme stress. According to experts, by 2030 our demand for water will be 40% more than the actual amount of clean water available. Mina Guli, an entrepreneur, global leader and ultra runner has taken bold steps to spread the message of water conservation. Mina Guli is an ultra runner who is making all possible efforts to start a global conversation about the water crisis.  She is one of the young global leaders who is specially working towards creating awareness regarding water conservation and water crisis. She is also the founder of organisation ‘Thirst’ which works in the field of education and innovation.

To make people aware of the serious problem of drinking water in India, Mina Guli reached Raila in Bhilwara district while running a marathon. She reached there running a marathon from India Gate, New Delhi to Gateway of India, Mumbai. This marathon race in India started from New Delhi on 23rd November, 2018 and ended on 6th December, 2018 in Mumbai.Mina Guli said that there is scarcity of clean drinking water in India and irrigation water for agriculture. She said, “If we do not act now, human life will have to face a water crisis. The entire human race will have to bear the dire consequences of this.”

She has been trying to send a message to save water. She said that her efforts will bring awareness regarding water conservation. She has been getting support from many organisations as well.In 2016, Mina ran 1,688km across 7 deserts in 7 continents in 7 weeks to raise awareness of the global water crisis. In 2017, Mina ran 40 marathons in 40 days along 6 of the world’s biggest rivers for Global Goal 6. During the Six River Run, Guli carried a large flag. She asked people to sign it as an affirmation of their commitment to the UN’s Global Goal 6. The flag as well as online signatures were later on delivered to the UN’s Headquarters.

In 2019, she ran 100 marathons in 100 days. The 100 marathons were run in countries like England, France, Italy, Uzbekistan, Arabian Sea, Hong Kong, China, Dubai, Jaden, Israel, Kenya, Asia Africa, Australia, Chile Bolivia, Peru Mexico, Japan, Palestine, India etc. She wants to make saving water famous. She wants to create a global community of citizens who are water conscious and are willing to act to avert the global water crisis. Millions and millions of people participate in her campaigns. She has made a bold impact and has diverted the attention of the world towards the water crisis. She is doing a commendable job and has become an inspiration for millions of people.