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India
Water.org and Bank of America Expand Partnership to Bring Safe Water to India and Brazil

Water.org received a $3 million grant over three years from Bank of America to empower more than 250,000 people in southern India and Brazil with safe water and sanitation, accelerating positive change in their homes and communities.

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More than a toilet
Harpic Launches Its 'More than a toilet' Campaign to Support Water.org

Harpic has launched its ‘More than a toilet’ campaign to support Water.org in its effort to end the water and sanitation crisis around the world. They will be raising awareness and funds in time for World Toilet Day on November 19th.

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Daily show
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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Philippine Water & Sanitation Forum
Stanford Social Innovation Review - Taps and Toilets for All

Written by Gary White and Matt Damon. Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions.

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GineersNow cover story
Solving The Global Water Crisis: A Water.org Mission

Gary White shares his experience in building Water.org to what it is now, the organization’s accomplishments and their plan to transform 60 million more lives in the next five years.

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Squawk Box
CNBC Squawk Box – World Water Day: Crisis around the globe

Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

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Recognition for Social Innovation

Gary White, Water.org CEO and Co-founder, has been honored by the Schwab Foundation as a 2012 Social Entrepreneur. Each year, the Foundation identifies the world’s leading social entrepreneurs from around the globe for its Social Entrepreneur award. Awardees are selected for implementing innovative and pragmatic solutions to social problems by tackling the root causes and creating social transformation.

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Gary White Named Skoll Social Entrepreneur

WaterPartners executive director and co-founder, Gary White, has been selected to join the community of Skoll social entrepreneurs. The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship carries with it an award of $765,000 for WaterPartners to help reach more people with access to clean water and sanitation through WaterPartners' WaterCredit Initiative and innovative online community-building efforts.

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