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2012 Year End Conference Call

Recorded: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Duration: 34:36

Our co-founder and CEO, Gary White, shared his thoughts on this past year, major milestones reached, new partnerships, and innovations. He also discuss where the organization is headed in 2013.

The conference call concluded with a fifteen minute Q&A session.

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June 2012 Conference Call

Recorded: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Duration: 38:07

Laura Ralston, International Programs Manager at Water.org, shared stories and experiences from her three most recent trips to Haiti and what's been going on with our projects there. Laura also focused on the sanitation needs Haitians are facing, and how we are ... More »

Mar 2012 Conference Call

Water.org’s Senior Manager of International Programs, Heather Arney, talked about our work with WaterCredit in India, and Water.org’s Marketing Programs Manager, Erin Swanson, spoke about the many ways to get involved with World Water Day, March 22nd. The call ends with an open question and answer session.

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Dec 5 2011 Conference Call

Gary White, CEO and Co-Founder of Water.org discusses the New Ventures Initiative and how it will address the water crisis in our lifetime for those at the base of the pyramid. The New Ventures Initiative and Fund is designed to pilot, scale, and disseminate the next generation of solutions that ... More »

Monitoring partners :: April Davies

What does monitoring a local partner entail? Water.org International Programs Manager April Davies touches on what this process involves, from monthly and quarterly reports, to receiving photos and stories about program progress, to visiting the projects in the field at least once a year. [2 min]

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Vetting process :: April Davies

Because Water.org doesn’t implement projects in the developing world directly, finding the right local experts to partner with is essential. Water.org International Programs Manager April Davies describes the several-month process that goes into finding and evaluating a local partner for certification. [3 min]

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Daily routine :: April Davies

Water.org International Programs Manager April Davies works daily with Water.org’s East Africa staff and local partner organizations in West Africa, and occasionally with partners in Haiti. This includes looking at new project proposals, progress reports for current projects, evaluations, and baseline reports. [1 min]

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Firsthand :: Dr. Thorsten podcast

Water.org Director of International Programs Rich Thorsten shares one of his fondest and most motivating memories from the field. [2 min]

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Why sanitation :: Elizabeth Were podcast

Water.org Kenya Staff Program Officer Elizabeth Were shares how a lack of sanitation causes hardship in the lives of girls in urban and rural areas, and how safe sanitation affects lives and improves childhood mortality rates. [1 min]

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Partner certification :: Dr. Thorsten podcast

Water.org has been continuously improving its rigorous partner certification process for two decades. Director of International Programs Dr. Rich Thorsten gives an overview of how this process works to ensure Water.org partners are of the highest quality and that programs are sustainable. [2 min]

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Guinea Worm :: April Davies podcast

Guinea Worm is an abhorrent disease that only affects four countries in the world, all of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. Water.org is working in one of them, Ghana. Water.org International Programs Manager April Davies discusses how the worm spreads through unsafe water, what happens after it has been ... More »

The global water crisis :: Gary White podcast

Water.org Co-Founder and Executive Director Gary White gives a brief overview of the global water crisis in Africa, Asia, and Latin America — realities, gains, and hopes for the future. [4 min]

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