News & Press

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

Looking to interview someone from Water.org or request a speaker? Or need resources to understand our work and share information with others? Visit our Resources page.

Weather channel.png
The Weather Channel - The Global Water Crisis and Water.org Solutions

June 5, 2019

The Weather Channel interviews Water.org's Vedika Bhandarkar on World Environment Day about what Water.org is doing to solve the global water crisis.

Watch here
Water.org Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White in India
Brunswick - Matt Damon and Gary White Turn On a Life-Saving Faucet

June 4, 2019

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.

Read more
Chaitanya and daughter in India
Water.org hits milestone, helping 10 million in India access safe water, sanitation

May 7, 2019

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.

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

March 13, 2019

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

Read more
Stella Artois
Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

March 19, 2019

"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.

Read more
Daily show
The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

March 21, 2018

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.

Watch here
Family Bank in Kenya partners with Water.org to increase access to clean water

May 28, 2019

Family Bank has partnered with Water.org to provide tailor-made financial solutions that will help increase consumer access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

Read more
Mindy Kaling Joins Stella Artois and Water.org to Inspire Americans to Change Up Their Usual and “Pour it Forward®” to Help End the Global Water Crisis

March 20, 2019

In honor of World Water Day on March 22, Kaling is encouraging people across the U.S. to join her in choosing Stella to help someone in need gain access to clean water

Read more
Stella Artois is Bringing Back The Dude and Carrie Bradshaw This Super Bowl For a Good Cause

Jan. 28, 2019

Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker are changing up their usual to join Stella Artois and Water.org in their new “Pour it Forward®” campaign to help end the global water crisis.

Read more
Winrock's SWP & Water.org Partner For Water Security & Access In Cambodia

Nov. 8, 2018

Water.org and the USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), implemented by Winrock International, will mobilize $4M in microloans to improve water access, sanitation and hygiene for 37,000 people in Cambodia.

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

Nov. 2, 2018

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.

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

Oct. 24, 2018

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.

Read more
Banco da Família meets annual credit goal for basic sanitation in just eight months

Sept. 17, 2018

In partnership with Water.org, Banco da Família financed R $1.9 million for families to build or renovate their bathrooms.

Read more
Water.org joins Finish Mondial to team up for affordable toilets worldwide

Aug. 31, 2018

Water.org and Waste signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work more closely together on the Finish Mondial concept, creating commercial lending facilities for both households, as well as suppliers in the whole supply chain for cheap toilet.

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

March 22, 2018

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.

Read more
Today - Water.org campaign with Stella Artois

Jan. 16, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White on the Today Show, discussing Water.org's partnership with Stella Artois

Read more
Devex - Q&A: CEO of Water.org on bringing water to 5 million people through social impact investing

March 22, 2017

Read more
Inside Philanthropy - Why is Matt Damon Encouraging Everyone to “Buy a Lady a Drink?”

Jan. 26, 2017

Read more