* The winner of the 2021 Water Drinking Challenge is Erin Veitch! Congrats Erin! *

This month-long challenge is designed to encourage you to boost your daily consumption of water. Not all experts agree on what, precisely, is the amount of water one needs to drink every day to maintain a healthy level of hydration. However, in general, the recommendation that is considered to be a safe and prudent amount of daily water is the 8×8 rule: an eight-ounce glass of water, 8 times a day.

During the Water Drinking Challenge the goal is to consume eight glasses of water per day. Although other beverages such as soda, coffee, and juice contribute toward your daily liquid intake, the challenge is geared solely toward increased consumption of water in place of sugary and caffeine-containing beverages.

How the Challenge Works

  • Consume eight or more eight-ounce glasses of water per day. Track your consumption using your fillable PDF tracking card. Remember: only water counts!
  • Need help drinking those 8 glasses per day? Check out these Quick & Easy Tips for Drinking More Water.
  • Remember to keep the environment in mind while participating in this challenge, and drink from reusable water bottles and cups whenever possible!

Join the Water Drinking Challenge

  • First, register by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.
  • Next, download the Water Drinking Challenge tracking sheet (PDF)
  • Then start hydrating! Beginning October 1st, track the amount of water you consume daily.
    • Keep track of the number of eight-ounce glasses of water you have each day. 8 oz. = 1 cup. Click on the water bottle icon in the fillable PDF to check off the days you were successful.
  • Finally, submit your Water Drinking¬†Challenge Tracking Sheet to healthyworkplace@carleton.ca by Friday, November 5.

Did You Know?

Dehydration occurs when you don’t have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can:

  • Drain your energy
  • Make you tired
  • Dry out your skin
  • Cause headaches
  • Cause dizziness or make you feel “foggy”


Registration is now closed.