News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Time 100 Talks - 'Water Is PPE.'

May 21, 2020

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White explain why clean water is crucial to fighting coronavirus.

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The Hill - Water.org is finding solutions to a dire problem

Nov. 28, 2019

“Looking ahead, access to water will be one of the most critical challenges of our time,” says co-founder Matt Damon. “The good news is that there are solutions that work.”

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SOCAP19 - Jennifer Schorsch on Building and Scaling an Impact Organization

Oct. 29, 2019

Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch shares her experience and what it takes to build and scale an organization that makes a big impact. Be clear on your purpose, aggressively innovate, fail forward and more.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Collaboration with the IFC

Sept. 6, 2019

Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director of India, shares about the launch of a new initiative with the International Finance Corporation to scale our financial solutions for water and sanitation.

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Stockholm World Water Week - Partnering with water utilities

Sept. 6, 2019

Water.org staff from Indonesia share about collaborating with water utilities in the region to help reach more people with safe water and sanitation.

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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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Bloomberg - Ending the World's Water Crisis

Jan. 28, 2019

Matt Damon and Gary White speak to Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at The Year Ahead luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, about utilizing both direct philanthropic efforts and micro-finance investments to provide access to water and sanitation.

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

Jan. 28, 2019

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

Dec. 19, 2018

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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Women's Forum Global Meeting - Investing to meet the SDGs

Dec. 4, 2018

"The mindset needs to be changed from the people living in poverty as a problem for us to solve. Rather, see them as a market to be served." Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, speaks on a panel at the Women's Forum Global Meeting.

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The Atlantic Water Summit - Ensuring Safe Water for All

Dec. 4, 2018

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, discusses efforts to provide safe water worldwide at The Atlantic Water Summit in New York.

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Bloomberg TV - Matt Damon Says There Are Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

March 22, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White join Bloomberg TV on the UN's World Water Day to discuss investing in safe water access for various communities.

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