A 25-year-old student graduate is to discover at first hand the daily struggle of finding safe drinking water in West Africa.
Ben Caulfield, who works for United Utilities in Warrington, leaves on Monday for a 12-day trip to landlocked Burkina Faso.
He will spend a day living the life of a family as part of his fact-finding mission for WaterAid.
The charity provides safe water and sanitation to the developing world.
Ben will visit deprived rural villages and see WaterAid's project work in action.
He said: "I will also meet with local leaders to discuss the effects of living without safe water and sanitation.
"When I return to the UK, I'm planning to raise awareness of these issues - and their solutions - as much as I can."