News, Press & Perspectives

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

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How many people are affected by the global water crisis?

Feb. 19, 2024

While there are many statistics that demonstrate the severity of this critical issue, Water.org identifies the collective number of people impacted by the global water crisis in two ways. Read more from Heather Arney, Water.org Global Director, Insights.

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Health flows from safe water

Oct. 5, 2023

The health of people around the world starts with access to safe water and sanitation. Read a piece originally published on Impakter from Water.org Insights Lead, Southeast Asia, Kiki Tazkiyah, about four ways we can see safe water improve health holistically and protect and save lives.

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Water is connected to every global goal

July 28, 2023

Global access to safe water is fundamental to solving the most pressing social challenges of our time - the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more from Lina Bonova, Chief Revenue Officer.

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5 ways affordable financing for safe water helps break the cycle of poverty

Feb. 21, 2023

The costs of temporary access to water keep millions of families around the world trapped in a cycle of poverty. Read from Water.org Chief Insights Officer, Dr. Rich Thorsten, about the five ways we've seen our smart solution to increase affordable access to safe water improve household finances.

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The Worth of Water

Feb. 3, 2022

In their book, The Worth of Water, our Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the lives of millions people around the world. We talked with Gary about the inspiration behind the book and the writing process.

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How many people are affected by the global water crisis?

Nov. 12, 2021

While there are many statistics that demonstrate the severity of this critical issue, Water.org identifies the collective number of people impacted by the global water crisis in two ways. Read more from Heather Arney, Water.org Senior Manager, Insights & Innovation.

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Why climate change matters when you’re working to change lives with safe water

Oct. 28, 2021

While droughts and floods are water-related results of climate change, we may not think of water as being the most proximate way we all feel its effects. But it is and answers the question, “Why is a non-profit that creates solutions to empower people in poverty with safe water talking about climate change?” Read more on how Water.org is working to help fight the effects of climate change.

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Empowering women with safe water to change their worlds

March 3, 2021

When women and girls have access to safe water at home, they can experience the social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities International Women’s Day seeks to advance.

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Decreasing costs, increasing impact

Jan. 7, 2021

Several years ago, it cost $25 to reach one person with access to safe water or sanitation. Then $12.50. Now your donation of $5 will empower someone in need with lasting access to safe water or sanitation and the hope, health, and opportunity they bring. Read how and why, from Melanie Mendrys, Director of Brand & Marketing.

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Grief, anger and equality

June 5, 2020

The past two weeks have brought deep sadness and grief, justified anger and demands that we in the United States, and around the globe, do better in building an equitable, just world. Read more from Jennifer Schorsch, President and Gary White, CEO and Co-founder.

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Access to safe water protects and saves lives

June 3, 2020

Today 771 million people around the world lack access to safe water. This is a crisis. It’s a women’s crisis, a children’s crisis and it is a global health crisis. Read from former Water.org Director of Strategic Alliances, Nicole Wickenhauser on how access to safe water protects and saves lives.

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Financial inclusion for safe water and sanitation helps women and their families break the cycle of poverty

Feb. 4, 2020

For many people living in poverty, it’s expensive to not have access to water or a toilet. The reality is, in many countries around the world people in poverty pay a very high price for these things. These costs make it harder for families to get out of poverty. Read more from Water.org's Chief Operating Officer on how financial inclusion for water and sanitation is changing lives.

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