News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Discovery Plus - Matt Damon on Global Water and Climate Crisis

June 28, 2021

Watch this segment of Action Planet, now streaming on discovery+: Matt Damon talks about access to safe water and how water is linked to the global climate crisis.

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Yahoo Finance - Influencers with Andy Serwer: Matt Damon & Gary White

March 22, 2021

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White to discuss World Water Day and the ongoing global water crisis.

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The Washington Post - Climate Solutions: Preserving our water systems

March 23, 2021

Water.org co-founder Gary White shares universal access to water is “absolutely” possible in our lifetime. “If we think of this as a problem that we can tap the markets for, that's what is inherently scalable."

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Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall donates $4.7M to Water.org

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, donated $4,720,000 to Water.org to change lives with safe water and sanitation as part of his #StartSmall initiative to fund COVID-19 relief.

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CNN Heroes 2020

Dec. 13, 2020

Water.org is featured on "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute," highlighting eight organizations that are changing lives and making the world a better place.

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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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Discovery Plus - Matt Damon on Global Water and Climate Crisis

June 28, 2021

Watch this segment of Action Planet, now streaming on discovery+: Matt Damon talks about access to safe water and how water is linked to the global climate crisis.

Watch here
Unlocking Commercial Finance for Urban Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

June 24, 2021

Via ROCKBlue, an interview with WASH experts including Water.org's Dr. Rich Thorsten on why investments in water and sanitation are essential to reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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Water Resilience Coalition features Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership

June 21, 2021

“No one is immune to the impacts of climate and water disruption, but those living in poverty will feel it first and worst.” -Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership from the Water Resilience Coalition.

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The Value of Water - webinar with Gary White

June 17, 2021

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of WaterEquity and Water.org, and Jacques Perold, CEO and Chairman of CapShift, discuss the value of access to safe water and sanitation for underserved communities and its impact across health, gender equality, climate resilience, and economic security.

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Triple Pundit - Communities Urgently Need Clean Water. Here’s How We Can Provide It.

May 3, 2021

Paula Santilli, CEO of PepsiCo LatAm, and Jennifer Schorsch, President of Water.org, share how these two organizations have worked together for more than a decade on programs that empower people living in poverty with affordable, lasting access to safe water.

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Fortune - Invest in women to solve the water and sanitation crisis

April 27, 2021

"Women are leading in solving the global water and sanitation crisis; they only need the resources to get there." Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share their insight on how women are a force for change that can’t be ignored.

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Working Together on Water is Key to a Healthier Africa

April 9, 2021

A read from Water.org's Regional Director of Africa, Francis Musinguzi, and World Wide Fund's Regional Director of Africa, Alice Ruhweza, on the collaboration with other sector organizations as part of WWF’s Blue Heart of Africa Initiative.

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Nasdaq - Water.org Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

April 1, 2021

Stock market open and close ceremonies take place daily at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square and around the globe. Water.org was featured on April 1, 2021.

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Discovery+ and NowThis Launch New Series ‘ACTION PLANET’ Ft. Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon & More

March 29, 2021

Debuting on Earth Day, each episode of ACTION PLANET, a discovery+ original, features an interview with a high-profile celebrity activist — including Matt Damon’s Water.org — talking about organizations they’ve co-founded or support that are making an impact today.

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The Washington Post - Climate Solutions: Preserving our water systems

March 23, 2021

Water.org co-founder Gary White shares universal access to water is “absolutely” possible in our lifetime. “If we think of this as a problem that we can tap the markets for, that's what is inherently scalable."

Watch here
UN Global Compact: The Value of Water for Business

March 22, 2021

"Corporations have a powerful platform...NGO's have a powerful mission, and if you bring those together, we can create powerful outcomes." This and more from Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch on why water leadership is important and why we are pleased to be part of the Water Resilience Coalition.

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Yahoo Finance - Influencers with Andy Serwer: Matt Damon & Gary White

March 22, 2021

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White to discuss World Water Day and the ongoing global water crisis.

Watch here