News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Impacting Our Future - Matt Damon and Gary White Want to Ease the Global Water Crisis With Innovation

Oct. 10, 2022

Actor Matt Damon and entrepreneur Gary White are fighting to change water crisis numbers.

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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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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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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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Bloomberg - Matt Damon and Gary White Co-writing a Book on Access to Clean Water

Nov. 23, 2021

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon are sharing how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the story of 40 million people around the world.

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CNN - Access to clean, safe water is essential in the fight against climate change

Nov. 1, 2021

Via CNN - Why addressing the water crisis is critical in fighting the climate crisis - an interview with Water.org Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon

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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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The 'truly incalculable' impact of getting water to all: Matt Damon and Gary White talk to Radio Davos

March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, Matt Damon and Gary White share about our work with Radio Davos.

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Milken Institute - To Solve the Water Crisis, We Must Rethink the Way We Invest

Nov. 11, 2020

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share how WaterEquity has continued to expand and scale during COVID-19, empowering people with access to safe water and sanitation, while also providing attractive returns to investors.

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Social Investor - Gary White: On Water and Lessons from COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2020

"I have been working in the water industry for a long time, but I have never seen so much global attention being placed on the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene as it has in the past few months. The pandemic has made clear that water is basic “PPE”."

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Social Investor - Hollywood & Hometown Heroes

Oct. 6, 2020

How a united determination to overcome the water crisis brought Matt Damon and Gary White together to launch Water.org.

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Borgen Magazine - Water.org Keeps Vulnerable Communities Resilient Amid COVID-19

Oct. 1, 2020

People who now have access to safe water through Water.org’s efforts are more resilient to the global pandemic. Water.org continues its multi-layered efforts to empower more people living in poverty with access to safe water.

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