News, Press & Perspectives

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

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CNBCi - Water.org co-founders talk safe water and a sustainable future with CNBCi's Tania Bryer

May 5, 2022

Watch as CNBCi's Tania Bryer speaks with Water.org Co-founders, Matt Damon and Gary White about the global water crisis as part of her Sustainable Future episode series.

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GMA - Matt Damon opens up about his mission to end world water crisis in new book

April 28, 2022

The Oscar winner is out with a new book titled, “The Worth of Water,” written with co-author, Gary White.

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CNBC - Water.org co-founders Matt Damon, Gary White on investing in clean water access

April 28, 2022

Actor Matt Damon and Gary White, founders of nonprofit Water.org, join CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss how the organization has evolved in its mission to provide global access to clean water.

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PBS Firing Line - Matt Damon and Gary White on the water crisis and microfinance

April 15, 2022

Oscar-winner Matt Damon and water expert Gary White discuss their goal to end the global water crisis for 771 million people in their lifetimes. They explain how they use microfinance and impact investing to help millions gain access to clean water.

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Bank of America - Matt Damon and Gary White on “That Made All the Difference”

Nov. 22, 2021

"We know that we can reach that vision, of everybody in the world having safe water. And I think that's what keeps us going. That's what keeps us innovating and trying new ideas." Hear more from Gary White and Matt Damon on Bank of America's podcast "That Made All the Difference"

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New York Times - How We Can Ensure Universal Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Nov. 8, 2021

Water.org Co-Founders Gary White and Matt Damon participate in a panel at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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CNN - Access to clean, safe water is essential in the fight against climate change

Nov. 1, 2021

Via CNN - Why addressing the water crisis is critical in fighting the climate crisis - an interview with Water.org Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon

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Discovery Plus - Matt Damon on Global Water and Climate Crisis

June 28, 2021

Watch this segment of Action Planet, now streaming on discovery+: Matt Damon talks about access to safe water and how water is linked to the global climate crisis.

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Unlocking Commercial Finance for Urban Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

June 24, 2021

Via ROCKBlue, an interview with WASH experts including Water.org's Dr. Rich Thorsten on why investments in water and sanitation are essential to reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.

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The Value of Water - webinar with Gary White

June 17, 2021

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of WaterEquity and Water.org, and Jacques Perold, CEO and Chairman of CapShift, discuss the value of access to safe water and sanitation for underserved communities and its impact across health, gender equality, climate resilience, and economic security.

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Nasdaq - Water.org Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

April 1, 2021

Stock market open and close ceremonies take place daily at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square and around the globe. Water.org was featured on April 1, 2021.

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The Washington Post - Climate Solutions: Preserving our water systems

March 23, 2021

Water.org co-founder Gary White shares universal access to water is “absolutely” possible in our lifetime. “If we think of this as a problem that we can tap the markets for, that's what is inherently scalable."

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