News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Smart Water Magazine - Interview with Dr. Rich Thorsten, Chief Impact Officer

June 15, 2020

"Wherever we can empower people to solve their own water and sanitation problems, they can break the poverty cycle." Water.org's Chief Impact Officer, Rich Thorsten, shares about our work with financial institutions, water service providers and governments to empower people in poverty with access to safe water and sanitation.

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UN Global Compact - Global Business Leaders Unite for Water Resilience

March 23, 2020

CEOs of seven global corporations to lead the Water Resilience Coalition, pledging a commitment to collective action and achieving a water resilient future in partnership with a host of organizations, including Water.org.

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BRINK News - There’s a Way to Solve the Global Water Crisis — Investment

March 23, 2020

Gary White shares how investment on every possible level is what will end the water crisis and bring water and sanitation access to all.

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Forbes India - Vedika Bhandarkar: Water woman

March 6, 2020

Vedika Bhandarkar - Water.org's Managing Director, India - is on Forbes India's list of Self Made Women 2020. After a successful first career in banking, Vedika is working to bring safe water and sanitation to those living at the base of the economic pyramid.

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Paying for the Spout: Innovative Financing Could Expand Access to Water

March 2, 2020

No country, region, or city is the same, especially when it comes to its water and sanitation needs. Read how Water.org, WaterEquity and other organizations are using innovative financing to help close the SDG6 financing gap.

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eBella Magazine - Clean Water for All

Feb. 18, 2020

At the Imagine Solutions Conference, CEO & Co-founder Gary White will share stories of Water.org's smart, innovative solutions and why he is confident the global water crisis is solvable.

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Harpic's Clean Toilet Action Campaign to provide cleaner toilets to Indonesia

Feb. 1, 2020

4.5 million households in Java, Indonesia, still practice open defecation. This prompted Harpic, a toilet cleaner produced and marketed by Reckitt Benckiser, to commit to alleviating the problem of open defecation in Java by 2025.

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Lifestyles Magazine - Water relief from a star

Jan. 6, 2020

As Co-founder of Water.org, Matt Damon's focus includes philanthropy as well as film.

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The water crisis is a women's crisis

Jan. 2, 2020

Access to water and sanitation is a global crisis. It’s also a women’s crisis. The burden of collecting water disproportionately falls to women and girls. To solve the water crisis, we must unlock new sources of capital through innovative financing. Doing so will unleash the power and potential of girls and women globally.

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Global Citizen - Billions of People Won't Have Access to Water or a Toilet This Holiday Season

Dec. 20, 2019

It’s the holiday season. Conversations about who will host which gathering are in full swing. Imagine if some of the considerations were whether the host family has access to running water, or if they could offer guests a toilet.

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The Hill - Water.org is finding solutions to a dire problem

Nov. 28, 2019

“Looking ahead, access to water will be one of the most critical challenges of our time,” says co-founder Matt Damon. “The good news is that there are solutions that work.”

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CSIS - Channeling Financial Flows for Urban Water and Sanitation

Nov. 27, 2019

From the Center for Strategic & International Studies, "Increasing the amount of financing available to citizens in low- and middle-income countries will allow them to take out loans in order to purchase toilets and water purification systems for their homes. One of the leaders in providing these microfinance solutions is Water.org."

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