News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Grief, anger and equality

June 5, 2020

The past two weeks have brought deep sadness and grief, justified anger and demands that we in the United States, and around the globe, do better in building an equitable, just world. Read more from Jennifer Schorsch, President and Gary White, CEO and Co-founder.

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TIME 100 Talks — "Water is PPE."
Time 100 Talks - 'Water Is PPE.'

May 21, 2020

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White explain why clean water is crucial to fighting coronavirus.

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Access to Water is Critical to Curb Disease Spread Today and Build Resiliency for the Future

May 14, 2020

Water.org and WaterEquity sign safe water and sanitation for all Leaders Call to Action on COVID-19.

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Web Summit 2019 - Collaborating to end the water crisis

Nov. 4, 2019

Gary White joins Jaden Smith, founder of JUST water, and Paul O'Callaghan, founder of BlueTech Research, at Web Summit 2019 to share how Water.org provides innovative financial solutions to end the global water crisis.

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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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Water.org Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White in India
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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On COVID-19 and People Living in Poverty in India

Aug. 11, 2020

“The virality of this pandemic highlights the critical need for increased investment to accelerate access to safe water and sanitation for all.” By Water.org’s Manoj Gulati, Managing Director India, a read on the need for access to safe water and sanitation in impoverished communities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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RB partners with Water.org to improve access to safe, clean water in Kenya

July 31, 2020

RB is supporting Water.org to help change the lives of more than 68,000 Kenyans with access to safe water.

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Smart Water Magazine - Interview with Dr. Rich Thorsten, Chief Impact Officer

June 15, 2020

"Wherever we can empower people to solve their own water and sanitation problems, they can break the poverty cycle." Water.org's Chief Impact Officer, Rich Thorsten, shares about our work with financial institutions, water service providers and governments to empower people in poverty with access to safe water and sanitation.

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Grief, anger and equality

June 5, 2020

The past two weeks have brought deep sadness and grief, justified anger and demands that we in the United States, and around the globe, do better in building an equitable, just world. Read more from Jennifer Schorsch, President and Gary White, CEO and Co-founder.

Read more
Access to safe water protects and saves lives

June 3, 2020

Today 785 million people around the world lack access to safe water. This is a crisis. It’s a women’s crisis, a children’s crisis and it is a global health crisis. Read from Water.org Director of Strategic Alliances, Nicole Wickenhauser on how access to safe water protects and saves lives.

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Time 100 Talks - 'Water Is PPE.'

May 21, 2020

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White explain why clean water is crucial to fighting coronavirus.

Watch here
Access to Water is Critical to Curb Disease Spread Today and Build Resiliency for the Future

May 14, 2020

Water.org and WaterEquity sign safe water and sanitation for all Leaders Call to Action on COVID-19.

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BRINK News - There’s a Way to Solve the Global Water Crisis — Investment

March 23, 2020

Gary White shares how investment on every possible level is what will end the water crisis and bring water and sanitation access to all.

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UN Global Compact - Global Business Leaders Unite for Water Resilience

March 23, 2020

CEOs of seven global corporations to lead the Water Resilience Coalition, pledging a commitment to collective action and achieving a water resilient future in partnership with a host of organizations, including Water.org.

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Forbes India - Vedika Bhandarkar: Water woman

March 6, 2020

Water.org's Vedika Bhandarkar is on Forbes India's list of Self Made Women 2020. After a successful first career in banking, Vedika is working to bring safe water and sanitation to those living at the base of the economic pyramid.

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Paying for the Spout: Innovative Financing Could Expand Access to Water

March 2, 2020

No country, region, or city is the same, especially when it comes to its water and sanitation needs. Read how Water.org, WaterEquity and other organizations are using innovative financing to help close the SDG6 financing gap.

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eBella Magazine - Clean Water for All

Feb. 18, 2020

At the Imagine Solutions Conference, CEO & Co-founder Gary White will share stories of Water.org's smart, innovative solutions and why he is confident the global water crisis is solvable.

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