News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Seeing the people we empower through a different lens

Nov. 8, 2019

Traveling around the world reveals we are more alike than different, however one thing stands out. Many people we meet lack access to safe water and sanitation. Read more from Benjamin Heath, a photographer who has supported our work for more than five years.

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Giving Compass - Safe Water And Sanitation: Finding Success And Scaling Solutions

Sept. 23, 2019

Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch shares our definition of success and how Water.org is empowering people to solve their own water crisis.

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Skoll - Tapping Small Loans for Toilets and Safe Water Unleashes Women’s Potential

Aug. 21, 2019

Women who lack access to life’s basics know exactly what they need. And they’re getting it.

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Global Citizen - In Ethiopia, Mothers Bear the Weight of the Water Crisis

May 17, 2019

Hear from Melanie Mendrys, Director of brand and marketing, on her experience in Ethiopia and why we do what we do to help change lives in Ethiopia and around the world.

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Moms who change the future

May 9, 2019

Millions of moms are affected by the water crisis. Our solution empowers them to solve it. Read more from April Davies, Water.org Senior Regional Manager, Latin America.

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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.

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An idea that is changing charity

Feb. 19, 2019

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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Harvard Business School Alumni - A market-based approach to solving the world's water crisis

Nov. 21, 2018

Jennifer Tisdel Schorsch, president of Water.org, discusses the way the organization approaches financing solutions to the global water crisis.

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Skoll Foundation - How to Spend a Billion Bucks? The Global Water Crisis

Oct. 5, 2018

How would you spend a billion dollars? Gary White knows what he will do. The Water.org CEO and co-founder says his organization has reached the $1 billion milestone in its efforts to help people access clean water and sanitation.

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Skoll Foundation - The Power of Water Micro-Lending as Income Enhancer

April 4, 2018

Water.org’s work in India has established that water and sanitation is not a consumption product, but a loan that helps enhance household income.

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