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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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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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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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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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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Bloomberg - Matt Damon and Gary White Co-writing a Book on Access to Clean Water

Nov. 23, 2021

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon are sharing how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the story of 40 million people around the world.

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Forbes - Matt Damon X Stella Artois Join Forces to Give Back

Nov. 8, 2021

Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon shares how the partnership with Stella Artois has helped empower more than 3 million people with access to safe water. This holiday season, every Stella Artois product or chalice purchased will help provide safe water to people in need.

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CNN - Access to clean, safe water is essential in the fight against climate change

Nov. 1, 2021

Via CNN - Why addressing the water crisis is critical in fighting the climate crisis - an interview with Water.org Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon

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Water Resilience Coalition features Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership

June 21, 2021

“No one is immune to the impacts of climate and water disruption, but those living in poverty will feel it first and worst.” -Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership from the Water Resilience Coalition.

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Triple Pundit - Communities Urgently Need Clean Water. Here’s How We Can Provide It.

May 3, 2021

Paula Santilli, CEO of PepsiCo LatAm, and Jennifer Schorsch, President of Water.org, share how these two organizations have worked together for more than a decade on programs that empower people living in poverty with affordable, lasting access to safe water.

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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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Working Together on Water is Key to a Healthier Africa

April 9, 2021

A read from Water.org's Regional Director of Africa, Francis Musinguzi, and World Wide Fund's Regional Director of Africa, Alice Ruhweza, on the collaboration with other sector organizations as part of WWF’s Blue Heart of Africa Initiative.

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