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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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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Penta - Matt Damon is on a Mission to End the Global Water Crisis

March 25, 2019

Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share the beginnings of WaterEquity, the first-ever impact-investment manager exclusively focused on ending the global water crisis.

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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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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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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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Forbes - Water.org Takes Impact Investing Plunge

Jan. 2, 2019

“It took Water.org about 20 years to reach one million people through the traditional approach of digging wells and installing toilets. We are now reaching over one million people a quarter." Hear more from Gary White about the power of impact investing to change lives with safe water.

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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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Milken Institute - Investing in Safe Water Allows Opportunities to Flow

May 8, 2018

Written by Gary White and Matt Damon - The power of impact investing is why we believe we’re now standing on the brink of the solution to finally end the global water crisis. That's why we created WaterEquity.

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CNBC Squawk Box – World Water Day: Crisis around the globe

March 22, 2018

Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

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Next Billion - WASH Away Inequity

March 22, 2018

CEO Gary White shares the impact of access to safe water through affordable financing, including a personal story of one woman's changed life in the Philippines.

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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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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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