Water is an essential building block for creating a healthier world. It is inextricably connected to the most pressing issues that our planet is currently facing. Water is at the heart of our journey towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and as such needs to be at the core of our most important societal debates around climate action, gender equality, and health.
While water drives climate action, social art triggers meaningful change within communities. For the past 15 years, the One Drop Foundation has brought these two elements—water and art—together to create a cascade of ripple effects, each driving a multiplicity of sustainable safe water initiatives around the world.
Imagine if you could stand on the crest of one of those ripples, like a surfer, and see where the wave of change would take you—whether it’s in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, India, or Canada—bringing hope and opportunity to the most hindered communities. Not only is transformational change needed more than ever, but it is exhilarating and deeply gratifying as well, because it shows what can be achieved by generosity, sheer conviction, and a concern for our fellow humans—when we put our hearts into it.
As we celebrate our 15th anniversary, we pledge to redouble our efforts for the next 15 years and beyond, remain unshakable in our determination to leverage the power of water and social art, and create as many ripples of hope as possible... One Drop at a time. Together, let’s turn water into action.