News & Press

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

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Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

Water.org announces 10 million more people in India can now turn on a tap or use a toilet in their homes due to the access to small, affordable loans made possible through a solution known as WaterCredit, helping to narrow the gap in universal water and sanitation.

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Wharton School podcast - Gary White on Tackling the Global Water Crisis

CEO and Co-Founder Gary White speaks on the Dollars and Change podcast to discuss the global water crisis and why we focus on breaking down financial barriers so that millions of people around the world can have access to safe water and sanitation.

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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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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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Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

We believe the way to bring clean water and sanitation to the poor of the world at scale isn’t by drilling wells or installing toilets. Nor is it through charity alone. The solution is market-based financing.

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Wharton School podcast - Gary White on Tackling the Global Water Crisis

CEO and Co-Founder Gary White speaks on the Dollars and Change podcast to discuss the global water crisis and why we focus on breaking down financial barriers so that millions of people around the world can have access to safe water and sanitation.

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2019 International Peace Award

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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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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The Pew Charitable Trusts - Water.Org’s Gary White and Matt Damon: Bringing Water to Those in Need

Interview with Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon on how Water.org is bringing safe water and sanitation to the developing world.

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An idea that is changing charity

Our smart solution has proven that if you invest in women, they’ll change their world. Read more about why we created WaterCredit from Gary White, Water.org CEO and Co-founder.

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Bloomberg - Ending the World's Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White speak to Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at The Year Ahead luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, about utilizing both direct philanthropic efforts and micro-finance investments to provide access to water and sanitation.

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Forbes - Water.org Takes Impact Investing Plunge

“It took Water.org about 20 years to reach one million people through the traditional approach of digging wells and installing toilets. We are now reaching over one million people a quarter." Hear more from Gary White about the power of impact investing to change lives with safe water.

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Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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Women's Forum Global Meeting - Investing to meet the SDGs

"The mindset needs to be changed from the people living in poverty as a problem for us to solve. Rather, see them as a market to be served." Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, speaks on a panel at the Women's Forum Global Meeting.

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The Atlantic Water Summit - Ensuring Safe Water for All

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, discusses efforts to provide safe water worldwide at The Atlantic Water Summit in New York.

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