News, Press & Perspectives

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ABC - Can celebrities influence environmental issues? Experts weigh in.

April 22, 2024

ABC's Julia Jacobo spoke with Co-founder Matt Damon about the scale of the water crisis and its intrinsic relationship with climate change.

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ABC - Power of Water: Mexico’s water warriors

April 19, 2023

ABC News’ Linsey Davis travels to Mexico to see firsthand the silent water crisis happening around the world, and speaks with Co-founder Matt Damon about his push to get access to clean water for all.

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Fortune - Climate change is exacerbating the global water crisis. Corporations must be part of the solution

March 22, 2023

771 million people around the world don't have access to safe water. 1.7 billion do not have a toilet. But there are solutions that work.

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TubeFilter - Ryan Trahan’s latest penny challenge raised $400,000 for Water.org

July 7, 2023

Ryan Trahan successfully made it back to America in just one week, starting from one penny. And he raised more than $400,000 for Water.org in the process.

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SDG Media Zone | United Nations - Matt Damon on "Breaking through to a Water-secure Planet"

March 22, 2023

Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, interviews Water.org Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White.

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EuroNews - Clean water shortages steal women’s time. Here’s what happens when they get it back.

March 8, 2023

Water.org's Senior Knowledge Analyst, Zehra Shabbir, contributes to a conversation about why the water crisis is a woman's crisis.

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TubeFilter - Ryan Trahan’s latest penny challenge raised $400,000 for Water.org

July 7, 2023

Ryan Trahan successfully made it back to America in just one week, starting from one penny. And he raised more than $400,000 for Water.org in the process.

Read more
ABC - Power of Water: Mexico’s water warriors

April 19, 2023

ABC News’ Linsey Davis travels to Mexico to see firsthand the silent water crisis happening around the world, and speaks with Co-founder Matt Damon about his push to get access to clean water for all.

Read more
SDG Media Zone | United Nations - Matt Damon on "Breaking through to a Water-secure Planet"

March 22, 2023

Melissa Fleming, UN Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, interviews Water.org Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White.

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Fortune - Climate change is exacerbating the global water crisis. Corporations must be part of the solution

March 22, 2023

771 million people around the world don't have access to safe water. 1.7 billion do not have a toilet. But there are solutions that work.

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AWS - Innovating with AWS will help us solve the world's water crisis in our own lifetimes

March 22, 2023

A new AWS-based learning management system will make it easier for Water.org to enable access to safe water to people living in poverty around the world.

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EuroNews - Clean water shortages steal women’s time. Here’s what happens when they get it back.

March 8, 2023

Water.org's Senior Knowledge Analyst, Zehra Shabbir, contributes to a conversation about why the water crisis is a woman's crisis.

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UN Today - No smoke on the water

March 1, 2023

Co-founders of Water.org, Matt Damon and Gary White on global water inequality.

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5 ways affordable financing for safe water helps break the cycle of poverty

Feb. 21, 2023

The costs of temporary access to water keep millions of families around the world trapped in a cycle of poverty. Read from Water.org Chief Insights Officer, Dr. Rich Thorsten, about the five ways we've seen our smart solution to increase affordable access to safe water improve household finances.

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Impacting Our Future - Matt Damon and Gary White Want to Ease the Global Water Crisis With Innovation

Oct. 10, 2022

Actor Matt Damon and entrepreneur Gary White are fighting to change water crisis numbers.

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Newsweek - Time to Rethink How We Get More People Safe Water

Sept. 20, 2022

Matt Damon, Gary White, and Kris Licht provide their perspective on what needs to be done to end the global water crisis.

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Amazon - Amazon will donate $10 million to help a million people get access to safe water

Sept. 20, 2022

Amazon will also help launch one of the largest private investment portfolios in water and climate, bringing lasting water access for 100 million people.

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Talks at Google - The Worth of Water

July 5, 2022

Matt Damon & Gary White discuss their recent book "The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World's Greatest Challenge", the incredible true story of two unlikely allies on a mission to end the global water crisis for good.

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