News & Press

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

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Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

Water.org announces 10 million more people in India can now turn on a tap or use a toilet in their homes due to the access to small, affordable loans made possible through a solution known as WaterCredit, helping to narrow the gap in universal water and sanitation.

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Wharton School podcast - Gary White on Tackling the Global Water Crisis

CEO and Co-Founder Gary White speaks on the Dollars and Change podcast to discuss the global water crisis and why we focus on breaking down financial barriers so that millions of people around the world can have access to safe water and sanitation.

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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

Matt Damon and Gary White talk with Trevor Noah about their successful efforts to help millions of people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

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Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

We believe the way to bring clean water and sanitation to the poor of the world at scale isn’t by drilling wells or installing toilets. Nor is it through charity alone. The solution is market-based financing.

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Family Bank in Kenya partners with Water.org to increase access to clean water

Family Bank has partnered with Water.org to provide tailor-made financial solutions that will help increase consumer access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

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Global Citizen - In Ethiopia, Mothers Bear the Weight of the Water Crisis

Hear from Melanie Mendrys, Director of brand and marketing, on her experience in Ethiopia and why we do what we do to help change lives in Ethiopia and around the world.

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Elite Daily - Running Water Is Changing These Women's Lives In A Way You Never Thought Of

How small, affordable loans made possible by Water.org are empowering women in Peru and around the world to turn their dreams into reality.

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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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Forbes - Water.org Takes Impact Investing Plunge

“It took Water.org about 20 years to reach one million people through the traditional approach of digging wells and installing toilets. We are now reaching over one million people a quarter." Hear more from Gary White about the power of impact investing to change lives with safe water.

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Harvard Business School Alumni - A market-based approach to solving the world's water crisis

Jennifer Tisdel Schorsch, president of Water.org, discusses the way the organization approaches financing solutions to the global water crisis.

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Ethiopia Herald - Accelerating access to safe water through affordable financing

Read how Water.org is working with local partners in Ethiopia to break down financial barriers to help more people get access to safe water and sanitation and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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CEO Magazine - The power of purpose

From Matt Damon to Mark Zuckerberg, celebrities and tycoons are using their platforms for positive action.

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Winrock's SWP & Water.org Partner For Water Security & Access In Cambodia

Water.org and the USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), implemented by Winrock International, will mobilize $4M in microloans to improve water access, sanitation and hygiene for 37,000 people in Cambodia.

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Skoll Foundation - How to Spend a Billion Bucks? The Global Water Crisis

How would you spend a billion dollars? Gary White knows what he will do. The Water.org CEO and co-founder says his organization has reached the $1 billion milestone in its efforts to help people access clean water and sanitation.

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