News, Press & Perspectives

Find the latest news and press releases about our work in the water and sanitation sector below. 

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The Weather Channel - The Global Water Crisis and Water.org Solutions

June 5, 2019

The Weather Channel interviews Water.org's Vedika Bhandarkar on World Environment Day about what Water.org is doing to solve the global water crisis.

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Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

June 4, 2019

We believe the way to bring clean water and sanitation to the poor of the world at scale isn’t by drilling wells or installing toilets. Nor is it through charity alone. The solution is market-based financing.

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Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

May 7, 2019

Water.org announces 10 million more people in India can now turn on a tap or use a toilet in their homes due to the access to small, affordable loans made possible through a solution known as WaterCredit, helping to narrow the gap in universal water and sanitation.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

March 13, 2019

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

March 19, 2019

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

March 21, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White talk with Trevor Noah about their successful efforts to help millions of people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

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Innovation in Water and Sanitation Financing Funds more than 190,000 Loans in Indonesia

Oct. 9, 2019

Through loans distributed by Water.org's financial institution partners in Indonesia, more than 750,000 people now have access to water and sanitation.

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Reuters - Aquanomics: Water, Wall Street & Climate Change

Oct. 3, 2019

CEO & Co-founder Gary White speaks on a panel discussing entrepreneurial and innovative ways to connect people living in poverty with commercial capital markets to break down the barrier of access to affordable financing for water and sanitation.

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KC-based Water.org fills need with focus on poverty as a market to be served

Sept. 26, 2019

“The poor should not necessarily be seen as a problem to be solved but a market to be served,” Gary White told a recent crowd at the University of Missouri, highlighting the importance of microfinancing and smart solutions in the global water crisis.

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CNBC - Anheuser-Busch InBev and Water.org team up in water partnership

Sept. 25, 2019

Gary White, Water.org CEO & Co-founder, and Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO, join CNBC's ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss their partnership and how they’re helping people around the world get access to safe water.

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Giving Compass - Safe Water And Sanitation: Finding Success And Scaling Solutions

Sept. 23, 2019

Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch shares our definition of success and how Water.org is empowering people to solve their own water crisis.

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Inditex - Zara's Care for Water Campaign

Sept. 17, 2019

Zara's parent company, Inditex, will earmark more than $420,000 over the next three years to facilitate the provision of small, affordable loans to 4,000 organic cotton farmers in India.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Partnering with water utilities

Sept. 6, 2019

Water.org staff from Indonesia share about collaborating with water utilities in the region to help reach more people with safe water and sanitation.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Collaboration with the IFC

Sept. 6, 2019

Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director of India, shares about the launch of a new initiative with the International Finance Corporation to scale our financial solutions for water and sanitation.

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SEB - Financial market essential for solving water crisis

Aug. 29, 2019

In connection with World Water Week in Stockholm, SEB and Water.org hosted a reception to highlight the connection between water and finance.

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Skoll - Tapping Small Loans for Toilets and Safe Water Unleashes Women’s Potential

Aug. 21, 2019

Women who lack access to life’s basics know exactly what they need. And they’re getting it.

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The Weather Channel - The Global Water Crisis and Water.org Solutions

June 5, 2019

The Weather Channel interviews Water.org's Vedika Bhandarkar on World Environment Day about what Water.org is doing to solve the global water crisis.

Watch here
Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

June 4, 2019

We believe the way to bring clean water and sanitation to the poor of the world at scale isn’t by drilling wells or installing toilets. Nor is it through charity alone. The solution is market-based financing.

Read more