News, Press & Perspectives

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Water.org awarded Water Company of the Year

April 25, 2019

Water.org was awarded the 2019 Global Water Award for Water Company of the Year by the Global Water Intelligence, presented on April 9 at the Natural History Museum, London as part of the Global Water Summit 2019.

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2019 International Peace Award

April 7, 2019

Gary White accepted the 2019 International Peace Award from Community of Christ in recognition of his work with Water.org. Listen to his recipient address here.

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Science Africa - Rewarding smart solutions

Feb. 20, 2019

Water.org has been awarded the Impact Award by the Africa Ministers' Council on Water for its smart solutions that have contributed to achieving large-scale improvements in sanitation and hygiene in Africa.

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

May 16, 2017

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Gary White honored as a 2012 Social Entrepreneur

Sept. 10, 2012

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

March 16, 2009

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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