News, Press & Perspectives

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Amazon - Amazon will donate $10 million to help a million people get access to safe water

Sept. 20, 2022

Amazon will also help launch one of the largest private investment portfolios in water and climate, bringing lasting water access for 100 million people.

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Newsweek - Time to Rethink How We Get More People Safe Water

Sept. 20, 2022

Matt Damon, Gary White, and Kris Licht provide their perspective on what needs to be done to end the global water crisis.

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CNBCi - Water.org co-founders talk safe water and a sustainable future with CNBCi's Tania Bryer

May 5, 2022

Watch as CNBCi's Tania Bryer speaks with Water.org Co-founders, Matt Damon and Gary White about the global water crisis as part of her Sustainable Future episode series.

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CNBC - Water.org co-founders Matt Damon, Gary White on investing in clean water access

April 28, 2022

Actor Matt Damon and Gary White, founders of nonprofit Water.org, join CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss how the organization has evolved in its mission to provide global access to clean water.

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GMA - Matt Damon opens up about his mission to end world water crisis in new book

April 28, 2022

The Oscar winner is out with a new book titled, “The Worth of Water,” written with co-author, Gary White.

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PBS Firing Line - Matt Damon and Gary White on the water crisis and microfinance

April 15, 2022

Oscar-winner Matt Damon and water expert Gary White discuss their goal to end the global water crisis for 771 million people in their lifetimes. They explain how they use microfinance and impact investing to help millions gain access to clean water.

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Newsweek - Time to Rethink How We Get More People Safe Water

Sept. 20, 2022

Matt Damon, Gary White, and Kris Licht provide their perspective on what needs to be done to end the global water crisis.

Read more
Amazon - Amazon will donate $10 million to help a million people get access to safe water

Sept. 20, 2022

Amazon will also help launch one of the largest private investment portfolios in water and climate, bringing lasting water access for 100 million people.

Read more
Talks at Google - The Worth of Water

July 5, 2022

Matt Damon & Gary White discuss their recent book "The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World's Greatest Challenge", the incredible true story of two unlikely allies on a mission to end the global water crisis for good.

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American Society of Civil Engineers - Giving back without giving up

July 1, 2022

Gary White chatted with Civil Engineering about his advice for how civil engineers can give back to their communities by identifying social justice problems and developing solutions — just as he and his business partner, actor and Academy Award winner Matt Damon, are doing.

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CNBCi - Water.org co-founders talk safe water and a sustainable future with CNBCi's Tania Bryer

May 5, 2022

Watch as CNBCi's Tania Bryer speaks with Water.org Co-founders, Matt Damon and Gary White about the global water crisis as part of her Sustainable Future episode series.

Watch the video
GMA - Matt Damon opens up about his mission to end world water crisis in new book

April 28, 2022

The Oscar winner is out with a new book titled, “The Worth of Water,” written with co-author, Gary White.

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CNBC - Water.org co-founders Matt Damon, Gary White on investing in clean water access

April 28, 2022

Actor Matt Damon and Gary White, founders of nonprofit Water.org, join CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss how the organization has evolved in its mission to provide global access to clean water.

Read more
PBS Firing Line - Matt Damon and Gary White on the water crisis and microfinance

April 15, 2022

Oscar-winner Matt Damon and water expert Gary White discuss their goal to end the global water crisis for 771 million people in their lifetimes. They explain how they use microfinance and impact investing to help millions gain access to clean water.

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TIME - Matt Damon Wants You to Care About Water

March 29, 2022

Co-authors Gary White and Matt Damon speak about their experience founding Water.org, their work over the years, and the difficulties and occasional frustrations of trying to make people care about a crisis which, for many, is happening a world away.

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The View - Matt Damon, Gary White on Helping the World Get Access to Clean Water

March 23, 2022

The actor and the civil and environmental engineer tell "The View" about their book, "The Worth of Water," and their mission to end the world's water crisis.

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The Worth of Water

Feb. 3, 2022

In their book, The Worth of Water, our Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the lives of millions people around the world. We talked with Gary about the inspiration behind the book and the writing process.

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DuPont and Water.org Partner to Increase Global Access to Safe Water

Dec. 20, 2021

DuPont is supporting Water.org to provide 100,000 people with one year of access to safe water or improved sanitation.

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