News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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Lending for Water and Sanitation During COVID-19

Nov. 5, 2020

"We expect the increased awareness of how a lack of access to water and sanitation can not only be inconvenient, but life-threatening, to increase client demand for [water and sanitation] improvements." - Jessica Jacobson - Water.org's Senior Manager, Financial Institutions

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Hang out with Water.org co-founder, Matt Damon

Oct. 29, 2020

Want to have lunch with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Omaze is offering this opportunity to help support Water.org. You and a guest will be flown out to LA when it's safe to travel for an unforgettable meal with these two actors and friends. Enter to win by January 28, 2021.

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Pacific Institute - Financing Water Supply and Sanitation in a Changing Climate

Oct. 22, 2020

Smart investments in water supply and sanitation can benefit both the climate and those living in poverty, finds a new report from the Pacific Institute and Water.org. Read the announcement here.

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Hilton Effect Foundation Reveals 2020 Grants

Oct. 22, 2020

Water.org was named one of The Hilton Effect Foundation's 2020 Hilton Effect grantees, which included organizations playing a direct role in COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts.

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Ecolab Partners With Water.org to Improve Access to Clean, Safe, Sustainable Water

Oct. 21, 2020

On the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, Ecolab announced a partnership with Water.org to help enable access to sustainable water and improved sanitation for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India.

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Provides Sh70 Million In Fight Against Covid-19

Oct. 14, 2020

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) is providing 70 million Kenya shillings (about $650,000 USD) to Water.org which will enable affordable financing for water and sanitation solutions to about 10,000 households in Kenya.

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Social Investor - Making Waves

Oct. 13, 2020

President Jennifer Schorsch on how Water.org is making waves, and how the organization’s strategy and use of partnerships has evolved over the years.

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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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Triple Pundit - International Day of the Girl, Pandemic Edition, Is All About the Necessities

Oct. 11, 2020

Hear from Vedika Bhandarkar, Water.org's Chief Global Impact Officer, on how market-driven strategies can help expand access to safe water, and open up opportunities to women.

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Creating an Enabling Environment will take more than changing the rules - we have to change minds!

Oct. 9, 2020

Water.org's Sector Strategy Manger, Lelsey Pories, shares how we need to see change from both government Finance Ministers and the private finance sector to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis.

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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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