This woman is running 200 marathons to help tackle the world’s water crisis

Mina Guli, founder and CEO of Thirst Foundation, running marathon no. 58 of 200 in Zambia.

Running for water ... Mina Guli has run 100 of the 200 marathons so far. Image: Mina Guli

Charlotte Edmond
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Water is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Listen to the article

A graphic showing which regions of the world faces water stress.
A quarter of the world’s population lives in areas of extremely high water stress. Image: World Resources Institute


What is the Forum doing to address the global water challenge?

Mina Guli, founder and CEO of Thirst Foundation, running marathon number 49 in Africa.
Mina Guli wants 200 companies - one for each of her marathons - to assess their water risk. Image: Mina Guli
Have you read?
A LinkedIn post from the Thirst Foundation promoting Mina Guli's work.
Mina Guli celebrates her 100th marathon. Image: Thirst Foundation
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
WaterClimate ChangeSDG 13: Climate Action
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Droughts are creating new supply chain problems. This is what you need to know

Ewan Thomson

October 25, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum