March 13, 2012 09:00 ET

ONE DROP at the World Water Forum in Marseille

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 13, 2012) - ONE DROP will present one of its projects at the Village of Solutions at the sixth World Water Forum (WWF), taking place in Marseille from March 12-17. The solutions session, hosted by UNESCO, is part of the WWF that will bring together more than 140 ministerial delegations representing over 180 countries. Considered by Forum organizers to be an innovative and original project, the ONE DROP initiative-an educational and awareness-building effort to be launched in 2012-is one of 150 projects selected from more than a thousand submissions.

"From the start, developing creative and innovative projects has been very important for ONE DROP. We are proud that our projects are being recognized on a global scale and that they are contributing to global solutions and to the movement for access to safe water for all, today and tomorrow," says Lili-Anna Pereša, Executive Director of ONE DROP.

Social arts as a tool for raising awareness

ONE DROP will present a talk on "Social arts-a complement to water-access projects" as part of the World Water Forum. As well as taking part in all the discussions and exchanges, Lili-Anna Pereša, Executive Director of ONE DROP, will highlight the role of social arts and popular education in raising communities' awareness about sound management of this resource.

The objective of the sixth World Water Forum is to tackle the challenges our world is facing and to act to make water a key priority. The right to water must be guaranteed and applied for each and every person around the world. The Forum brings together all stakeholders involved in this objective-whether they are local, regional or global-in a common context, with joint goals.

"We believe there are several ways of making the dream of water for all a reality. Taking part in international discussions to come up with global solutions is crucial as far as we are concerned. We are determined to play a role in making these discussions fruitful in order to achieve concrete progress in developing practices and policies for protecting and sharing our water," explains Lili-Anna Pereša.


ONE DROP-an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®-is a non-governmental organization founded in 2007. ONE DROP contributes to the fight against poverty by supporting access to water and raising individual and community awareness of the need to mobilize so that safe water is accessible to all, in sufficient quantity, today and tomorrow. With its unique arts-based approach, ONE DROP helps ensure sustainable development for communities by implementing educational projects, providing adapted solutions for access to safe water and granting microfinance loans. ONE DROP leads creative projects worldwide that seek to raise the population's awareness of water-related issues and encourage the adoption of responsible water management practices. To learn more, visit

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Contact Information

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    Marie-Eve Roy
    Communications Director, ONE DROP
    Office: +1 514-723-7646, ext. 7029
    Cell: +1 438-402-6075