News, Press & Perspectives

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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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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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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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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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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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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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DuPont and Water.org Partner to Increase Global Access to Safe Water

Dec. 20, 2021

DuPont is supporting Water.org to provide 100,000 people with one year of access to safe water or improved sanitation.

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Bloomberg - Matt Damon and Gary White Co-writing a Book on Access to Clean Water

Nov. 23, 2021

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon are sharing how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the story of 40 million people around the world.

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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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How many people are affected by the global water crisis?

Nov. 12, 2021

While there are many statistics that demonstrate the severity of this critical issue, Water.org identifies the collective number of people impacted by the global water crisis in two ways. Read more from Heather Arney, Water.org Senior Manager, Insights & Innovation.

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Forbes - Matt Damon X Stella Artois Join Forces to Give Back

Nov. 8, 2021

Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon shares how the partnership with Stella Artois has helped empower more than 3 million people with access to safe water. This holiday season, every Stella Artois product or chalice purchased will help provide safe water to people in need.

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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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Looking for the best gift you can give this holiday season? Stella Artois supports Water.org in global campaign designed to give the gift of time

Nov. 3, 2021

In the new global campaign, Stella and Water.org give time back to women who have to walk for water and highlight the importance of giving back through product sales, visually arresting out-of-home and in a film narrated by Matt Damon.

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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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Why climate change matters when you’re working to change lives with safe water

Oct. 28, 2021

While droughts and floods are water-related results of climate change, we may not think of water as being the most proximate way we all feel its effects. But it is and answers the question, “Why is a non-profit that creates solutions to empower people in poverty with safe water talking about climate change?” Read more on how Water.org is working to help fight the effects of climate change.

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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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Water Resilience Coalition features Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership

June 21, 2021

“No one is immune to the impacts of climate and water disruption, but those living in poverty will feel it first and worst.” -Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership from the Water Resilience Coalition.

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