News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Authority Magazine - Women Of The C-Suite: Vedika Bhandarkar of Water.org On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive

March 18, 2024

In an interview with Authority Magazine, Water.org President & COO Vedika Bhandarkar shares insights into her professional journey from investment banking to the social sector and why she is so passionate about the transformative power of water.

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Impakter - Water Is the Way: Empowering Women Through Access to Safe Water

March 8, 2024

International Women's Day is a global celebration that recognizes women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Yet, for millions of women, the lack of access to safe water is a barrier to their success. In a piece originally published on Impakter, Water.org President and COO, Vedika Bhandarkar sheds light on the gendered impact of the global water crisis.

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Health flows from safe water

Oct. 5, 2023

The health of people around the world starts with access to safe water and sanitation. Read a piece originally published on Impakter from Water.org Insights Lead, Southeast Asia, Kiki Tazkiyah, about four ways we can see safe water improve health holistically and protect and save lives.

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EuroNews - Clean water shortages steal women’s time. Here’s what happens when they get it back.

March 8, 2023

Water.org's Senior Knowledge Analyst, Zehra Shabbir, contributes to a conversation about why the water crisis is a woman's crisis.

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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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Impakter - How Access to Affordable Financing Is Solving the Global Water Crisis for Families Around the World

March 22, 2021

"Through my work as a content creator and writer for Water.org, I have the honor of spending time with the people we serve in Africa, Asia, and Latin America." Water.org's Moree Lambeth shares how access to safe water is critical to empowering women around the world.

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IRC - How women gain power by investing in water

March 8, 2021

Research from Water.org shows how financing for water and sanitation supports safety and security for women and is a force for women's empowerment.

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Empowering women with safe water to change their worlds

March 3, 2021

When women and girls have access to safe water at home, they can experience the social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities International Women’s Day seeks to advance.

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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-News18 - The Need For Access To Safe Water & Sanitation

Jan. 26, 2021

Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief Global Impact Officer, speaks on the need for access to safe water and sanitation and shares a story of a woman empowered with safe water in India.

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Women 2.0 - Women and the water crisis: why tackling two challenges will be a force multiplier for change

Jan. 21, 2021

The world faces two grave challenges: the global water and sanitation crisis, and gender inequality – These global crises are inextricably linked, but fortunately, so are their solutions.

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Decreasing costs, increasing impact

Jan. 7, 2021

Several years ago, it cost $25 to reach one person with access to safe water or sanitation. Then $12.50. Now your donation of $5 will empower someone in need with lasting access to safe water or sanitation and the hope, health, and opportunity they bring. Read how and why, from Melanie Mendrys, Director of Brand & Marketing.

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