Access Water

The Access Water Expedition team, led by our board member Liv Arnesen, completed their journey in December 2015. Watch the new trailer for their documentary film!

Renowned Polar explorers and educators Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft lead a team of six women, from six continents, on an 2525 km (1,569 mile), 60-day long expedition following the river Ganges from Gaumukh to the bay of Bengal.

Ann Bancroft, first known woman to reach both the North and South Poles on foot and Liv Arnesen, first woman to ski solo to the South Pole teamed up in 2000 to become the first women to ski across Antarctica. They did this with the help of 3 million kids following along and they continue that partnership with their most lofty expedition yet. Ann and Liv have handpicked a woman from each continent to create the team to achieve Access Water.


The goal is to lead a conversation with millions of youth that will raise awareness and inspire the future leaders of the world to work towards a safe and abundant world, starting with access to clean water.


World renowned explorers Ann Bancroft and Liv Arnesen, along with 6 women explorers from around the globe, each representing their continent and its own unique water crisis.

Expedition team:
Ann Bancroft, Minnesota, USA
Liv Arnesen, Oslo, Norway
Olfat Haider, Haifa, Israel
Cindy Jiaojiao Hu, Beijing, China
Marcia Gutierrez, Temuco, Chile
Kim Smith, Cape Town, South Africa
Lisa te Heuheu, Turangi, New Zealand
Krushnaa Patil, Mumbai, India

For more information about the project, please visit their website:

Access Water trailer