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Matt Damon at World Bank
NPR - Matt Damon And Gary White On The World's Water Crisis

One topic at this week's World Bank Spring Meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the Co-founders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.

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Forbes - How Matt Damon Plans To Get 500 Million People Access To Water - And Make A Buck For Investors

Speaking at the 2017 Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in Manhattan on Tuesday, Matt Damon pitched access to safe water and sanitation as the lynchpin to achieving all of United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Matt Damon in National Geographic
National Geographic - Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

The actor is on a mission to bring sanitation and safe water to the entire planet.

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Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Change a life with a toilet; donate to Water.org by texting TOILETS to 50555

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Answering the Call to Invest in the World’s Poor

Article by Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, for the International Water Association

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A Kansas City Social Entrepreneur Says Global Water Crisis Can Be Solved In His Lifetime

“It is doable,” White told host Steve Kraske on a recent edition of KCUR's Up to Date. “We solved this problem in the U.S. and in Europe more than 100 years ago. It's not rocket science. We're not looking for a silver bullet. We know how to do this.”

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Forbes - How Matt Damon Plans To Get 500 Million People Access To Water - And Make A Buck For Investors

Speaking at the 2017 Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in Manhattan on Tuesday, Matt Damon pitched access to safe water and sanitation as the lynchpin to achieving all of United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Matt Damon: We need to talk about toilets

Hollywood star Matt Damon is trying to improve sanitation in developing countries, one toilet at a time.

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National Geographic - Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

The actor is on a mission to bring sanitation and safe water to the entire planet.

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

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Caterpillar to support WaterCredit

The Caterpillar Foundation and Water.org to expand WaterCredit in India, Indonesia to more than 200,000.

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Media Planet - For Too Many Women, Access to Water Is About More Than Thirst

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The Guardian - Matt Damon: 'Children are drinking water so dirty it looks like chocolate milk'

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NPR - Matt Damon And Gary White On The World's Water Crisis

One topic at this week's World Bank Spring Meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the Co-founders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.

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Next Billion - How Water.org 'Took a Leap of Faith' into Social Impact Investing

Research and experience has shown that there is a $12 billion demand among families at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) for access to affordable financing, such as small loans, to meet their water and sanitation needs

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