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One Drop and Rotary launch 2020 water partnership


July 30, 2014
By Ground Water Canada

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July 30, 2014, Montreal – One Drop has launched its 2020
Water Partnership in collaboration with Rotary to help make water available to international
communities.

July 30, 2014, Montreal – One Drop has launched its 2020
Water Partnership in collaboration with Rotary to help make water available to international
communities.

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The partnership will focus on helping communities in Central
America, Africa, and India.

One Drop is a non-profit organization that works to ensure
water accessibility worldwide. Rotary is one of the world’s largest investors
in sustainable water and sanitation programs.

A One Drop release describes the partnership as “another
significant step in the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision
of striking bold and ambitious partnerships to achieve greater impact and
sustainability” in the field of water availability.

“The primary focus of our organization is on delivering
sustainable water and sanitation programs on three continents and we are now
more than ever determined to increase the scale and impact of our work through
strategic partnerships,” said Catherine Bachand, chief executive officer of One
Drop, in the release. “Between our partnership with Water for People and now
Rotary, that’s $36 million in new direct investments in the countries where we
operate, unleashing millions more in local and corporate funding, and we are
just getting started.”

The program will see each partner raise $5 million
respectively, plus an additional $10 million jointly, for a total investment of
$20 million toward the 2020 Water Fund, which will finance its first program
this fall in Mali.