News, Press & Perspectives

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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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Water is connected to every global goal

Sept. 21, 2022

Global access to safe water is fundamental to solving the most pressing social challenges of our time - the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more from Natasha Hafez, Senior Strategic Development Executive.

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Amazon - Amazon will donate $10 million to help a million people get access to safe water

Sept. 20, 2022

Amazon will also help launch one of the largest private investment portfolios in water and climate, bringing lasting water access for 100 million people.

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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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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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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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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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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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PBS Firing Line - Matt Damon and Gary White on the water crisis and microfinance

April 15, 2022

Oscar-winner Matt Damon and water expert Gary White discuss their goal to end the global water crisis for 771 million people in their lifetimes. They explain how they use microfinance and impact investing to help millions gain access to clean water.

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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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The View - Matt Damon, Gary White on Helping the World Get Access to Clean Water

March 23, 2022

The actor and the civil and environmental engineer tell "The View" about their book, "The Worth of Water," and their mission to end the world's water crisis.

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