United States of America Water & Sanitation Solutions: Recent Posts

Trevor, 21, takes on the Sahara Desert

Twenty-one-year-old Trevor Nibbi decided he would go 150 miles over six days through Egypt’s Sahara Desert. In October, Nibbi completed the Sahara Race and raised almost $14,000 to help Water.org reach more people in need with safe water and the dignity of a toilet.

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What makes Water.org different?

Sustainable water and sanitation projects are not simple or easy. Community ownership, integration of locally available technologies, health and hygiene education, and the formation of local water committees and community-based organizations are all critical to lasting success.

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Time 100 Most Influential in the World

TIME named Matt Damon and Gary White, co-founders of Water.org, to the 2011 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its eighth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals.

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An unbelievable passion – Toni’s story

“It is a passion, it is an unbelievable passion,” Toni said. “I won’t give up.” Empowering the communities, involving them in every step of the process, providing health and hygiene education training, and making sanitation go hand-in-hand with water projects – these are some of the reasons Toni is such ... More »

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Gary White on World Water Day 2010

Gary White, Chief Executive Officer of Water.org, speaks on World Water Day 2010 at Uniting for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, an event at the National Geographic Society, which kicked off two days of World Water Day activities in Washington, DC.

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Q & A with Matt Damon

Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon gives a candid interview about the water crisis. Hear about what he’s seen firsthand, his involvement, and what Water.org is doing to bring about change.

“As a guy who has four daughters, this is a huge issue for women and girls: girls are often left ... More »

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Tackling the water crisis

This video provides a brief overview of the water crisis, and what we at Water.org are doing to effect change.

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Launching WaterCredit.org

“As a public resource, WaterCredit.org’s ultimate purpose is to make a comprehensive contribution to the microfinance and water and sanitation communities,” explained April Rinne, Water.org’s director of WaterCredit. “We intend to broaden site content over time, and we actively solicit contributions from other organizations and stakeholders working in this space.”

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Bright students solving the water crisis

“The experience of this competition and partnership with the Hult International Business School has been remarkable. We’re eager to explore the winning idea as well as many elements of other submissions to drive the real system change needed to reach everyone with safe water in our lifetime," said Gary White, ... More »

Ten miles, 704 laps, six hours, one goal

“I liked Water.org because it actually empowers people in the communities,” Erick said. “It was well organized and putting money to good use, not just handing money to people. I liked that (communities) form water committees and there is project monitoring — very impressive. I also like that it took ... More »