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Global Heroes - World Water Day 2024: Matt Damon and Gary White on the Power of Water

March 22, 2024

On World Water Day, we reflect on the vital role water plays in every aspect of life. Still, in an era defined by innovation and progress, one in 10 people grapple with a lack of access to safe water, while one in four face the harsh reality of life without a toilet. Discover insights from Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White on the transformative power of water in this Global Heroes feature.

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The Hollywood Reporter - Bezos Earth Fund, Water.org Team on $10M Effort to Improve Safe Water Infrastructure (Exclusive)

Oct. 19, 2023

The Bezos Earth Fund is giving a $10 million grant to Water.org to improve water systems in developing countries that are disproportionally impacted by climate change. The funding aims to reduce water and energy waste and create lasting infrastructure for 20 million people.

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ABC - Power of Water: Mexico’s water warriors

April 19, 2023

ABC News’ Linsey Davis travels to Mexico to see firsthand the silent water crisis happening around the world, and speaks with Co-founder Matt Damon about his push to get access to clean water for all.

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AWS - Innovating with AWS will help us solve the world's water crisis in our own lifetimes

March 22, 2023

A new AWS-based learning management system will make it easier for Water.org to enable access to safe water to people living in poverty around the world.

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SDG Media Zone | United Nations - Matt Damon on "Breaking through to a Water-secure Planet"

March 22, 2023

Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, interviews Water.org Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White.

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UN Today - No smoke on the water

March 1, 2023

Co-founders of Water.org, Matt Damon and Gary White on global water inequality.

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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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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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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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