News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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PBS Firing Line - Matt Damon and Gary White on the water crisis and microfinance

April 15, 2022

Oscar-winner Matt Damon and water expert Gary White discuss their goal to end the global water crisis for 771 million people in their lifetimes. They explain how they use microfinance and impact investing to help millions gain access to clean water.

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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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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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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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The Value of Water - webinar with Gary White

June 17, 2021

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of WaterEquity and Water.org, and Jacques Perold, CEO and Chairman of CapShift, discuss the value of access to safe water and sanitation for underserved communities and its impact across health, gender equality, climate resilience, and economic security.

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Triple Pundit - Communities Urgently Need Clean Water. Here’s How We Can Provide It.

May 3, 2021

Paula Santilli, CEO of PepsiCo LatAm, and Jennifer Schorsch, President of Water.org, share how these two organizations have worked together for more than a decade on programs that empower people living in poverty with affordable, lasting access to safe water.

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Fortune - Invest in women to solve the water and sanitation crisis

April 27, 2021

"Women are leading in solving the global water and sanitation crisis; they only need the resources to get there." Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share their insight on how women are a force for change that can’t be ignored.

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Working Together on Water is Key to a Healthier Africa

April 9, 2021

A read from Water.org's Regional Director of Africa, Francis Musinguzi, and World Wide Fund's Regional Director of Africa, Alice Ruhweza, on the collaboration with other sector organizations as part of WWF’s Blue Heart of Africa Initiative.

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Nasdaq - Water.org Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

April 1, 2021

Stock market open and close ceremonies take place daily at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square and around the globe. Water.org was featured on April 1, 2021.

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Discovery+ and NowThis Launch New Series ‘ACTION PLANET’ Ft. Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon & More

March 29, 2021

Debuting on Earth Day, each episode of ACTION PLANET, a discovery+ original, features an interview with a high-profile celebrity activist — including Matt Damon’s Water.org — talking about organizations they’ve co-founded or support that are making an impact today.

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The Washington Post - Climate Solutions: Preserving our water systems

March 23, 2021

Water.org co-founder Gary White shares universal access to water is “absolutely” possible in our lifetime. “If we think of this as a problem that we can tap the markets for, that's what is inherently scalable."

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