News, Press & Perspectives

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

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CNN Heroes 2020

Dec. 13, 2020

Water.org is featured on "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute," highlighting eight organizations that are changing lives and making the world a better place.

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Bloomberg Green Festival 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

From Bloomberg Live a conversation with Jason Kelly and Water.org Co-founder and CEO Gary White and Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch on how with bold philanthropy and corporate commitment, we can solve global water issues and help bring safe water to all.

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Grief, anger and equality

June 5, 2020

The past two weeks have brought deep sadness and grief, justified anger and demands that we in the United States, and around the globe, do better in building an equitable, just world. Read more from Jennifer Schorsch, President and Gary White, CEO and Co-founder.

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TIME 100 Talks — "Water is PPE."
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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Access to Water is Critical to Curb Disease Spread Today and Build Resiliency for the Future

May 14, 2020

Water.org and WaterEquity sign safe water and sanitation for all Leaders Call to Action on COVID-19.

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Web Summit 2019 - Collaborating to end the water crisis

Nov. 4, 2019

Gary White joins Jaden Smith, founder of JUST water, and Paul O'Callaghan, founder of BlueTech Research, at Web Summit 2019 to share how Water.org provides innovative financial solutions to end the global water crisis.

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Hang out with Water.org co-founder, Matt Damon

Oct. 29, 2020

Want to have lunch with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? Omaze is offering this opportunity to help support Water.org. You and a guest will be flown out to LA when it's safe to travel for an unforgettable meal with these two actors and friends. Enter to win by January 28, 2021.

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Pacific Institute - Financing Water Supply and Sanitation in a Changing Climate

Oct. 22, 2020

Smart investments in water supply and sanitation can benefit both the climate and those living in poverty, finds a new report from the Pacific Institute and Water.org. Read the announcement here.

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Hilton Effect Foundation Reveals 2020 Grants

Oct. 22, 2020

Water.org was named one of The Hilton Effect Foundation's 2020 Hilton Effect grantees, which included organizations playing a direct role in COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts.

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Ecolab Partners With Water.org to Improve Access to Clean, Safe, Sustainable Water

Oct. 21, 2020

On the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, Ecolab announced a partnership with Water.org to help enable access to sustainable water and improved sanitation for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India.

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Brave Blue World Documentary Film Available on Netflix on October 21

Oct. 21, 2020

Featuring Matt Damon, Gary White, Jaden Smith and other pioneers in the water sector, the Brave Blue World documentary paints an optimistic picture of how humanity is adopting new technologies and innovations to re-think how we manage water.

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Reckitt Benckiser Group Provides Sh70 Million In Fight Against Covid-19

Oct. 14, 2020

Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) is providing 70 million Kenya shillings (about $650,000 USD) to Water.org which will enable affordable financing for water and sanitation solutions to about 10,000 households in Kenya.

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Social Investor - Gary White: On Water and Lessons from COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2020

"I have been working in the water industry for a long time, but I have never seen so much global attention being placed on the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene as it has in the past few months. The pandemic has made clear that water is basic “PPE”."

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Social Investor - Making Waves

Oct. 13, 2020

President Jennifer Schorsch on how Water.org is making waves, and how the organization’s strategy and use of partnerships has evolved over the years.

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Triple Pundit - International Day of the Girl, Pandemic Edition, Is All About the Necessities

Oct. 11, 2020

Hear from Vedika Bhandarkar, Water.org's Chief Global Impact Officer, on how market-driven strategies can help expand access to safe water, and open up opportunities to women.

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Creating an Enabling Environment will take more than changing the rules - we have to change minds!

Oct. 9, 2020

Water.org's Sector Strategy Manager, Lesley Pories, shares how we need to see change from both government Finance Ministers and the private finance sector to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis.

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Social Investor - Hollywood & Hometown Heroes

Oct. 6, 2020

How a united determination to overcome the water crisis brought Matt Damon and Gary White together to launch Water.org.

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Borgen Magazine - Water.org Keeps Vulnerable Communities Resilient Amid COVID-19

Oct. 1, 2020

People who now have access to safe water through Water.org’s efforts are more resilient to the global pandemic. Water.org continues its multi-layered efforts to empower more people living in poverty with access to safe water.

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