News & Press

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Water.org Announces $1 Billion in Capital Mobilized for Water and Sanitation Solutions for Families in Poverty

Sept. 24, 2018

Water.org and its partners reached a critical milestone this month: mobilizing $1 billion in capital for small loans that have empowered 14 million people living in poverty to obtain safe water and sanitation

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World Water Week 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

World Water Week brings together experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators, and young professionals to share new thinking and ideas to address the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

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Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Nov. 14, 2017

Change a life with a toilet; donate to Water.org by texting TOILETS to 50555

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

May 16, 2017

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Triple Pundit - Why Stella Artois Wants You to Buy A Lady A Drink

Jan. 29, 2015

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Multivu - PR Newswire - Stella Artois and Water.org launch "Buy a Lady a Drink"

Jan. 22, 2015

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Progress on Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Dec. 1, 2014

WaterCredit model seen to improve the lives of almost 115,000 people to date with safe water and sanitation in Kenya and Uganda.

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