News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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Yahoo Finance - Influencers with Andy Serwer: Matt Damon & Gary White

March 22, 2021

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White to discuss World Water Day and the ongoing global water crisis.

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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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Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall donates $4.7M to Water.org

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, donated $4,720,000 to Water.org to change lives with safe water and sanitation as part of his #StartSmall initiative to fund COVID-19 relief.

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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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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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UN Global Compact: The Value of Water for Business

March 22, 2021

"Corporations have a powerful platform...NGO's have a powerful mission, and if you bring those together, we can create powerful outcomes." This and more from Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch on why water leadership is important and why we are pleased to be part of the Water Resilience Coalition.

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Green Living Magazine - World Water Day 2021: Water.org Is Fighting to End the Water Crisis

March 22, 2021

Dick Pajarillo, senior programs manager in the Philippines for Water.org, explains how effective WaterCredit loans are, and how vital they have been to provide Filipinos with access to safe water.

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Impakter - How Access to Affordable Financing Is Solving the Global Water Crisis for Families Around the World

March 22, 2021

"Through my work as a content creator and writer for Water.org, I have the honor of spending time with the people we serve in Africa, Asia, and Latin America." Water.org's Moree Lambeth shares how access to safe water is critical to empowering women around the world.

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The 'truly incalculable' impact of getting water to all: Matt Damon and Gary White talk to Radio Davos

March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, Matt Damon and Gary White share about our work with Radio Davos.

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IRC - How women gain power by investing in water

March 8, 2021

Research from Water.org shows how financing for water and sanitation supports safety and security for women and is a force for women's empowerment.

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Empowering women with safe water to change their worlds

March 3, 2021

When women and girls have access to safe water at home, they can experience the social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities International Women’s Day seeks to advance.

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Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall donates $4.7M to Water.org

Feb. 25, 2021

Jack Dorsey, Twitter and Square CEO, donated $4,720,000 to Water.org to change lives with safe water and sanitation as part of his #StartSmall initiative to fund COVID-19 relief.

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CNN-News18 - The Need For Access To Safe Water & Sanitation

Jan. 26, 2021

Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief Global Impact Officer, speaks on the need for access to safe water and sanitation and shares a story of a woman empowered with safe water in India.

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Women 2.0 - Women and the water crisis: why tackling two challenges will be a force multiplier for change

Jan. 21, 2021

The world faces two grave challenges: the global water and sanitation crisis, and gender inequality – These global crises are inextricably linked, but fortunately, so are their solutions.

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Goals House January Dialogues

Jan. 19, 2021

"Fireside on COVID-19 and climate justice in the context of water and the coming year" A discussion with Gary White, CEO & Co-founder Water.org and WaterEquity and Vedika Bhandarkar, Chief Global Impact Officer, Water.org.

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Decreasing costs, increasing impact

Jan. 7, 2021

Several years ago, it cost $25 to reach one person with access to safe water or sanitation. Then $12.50. Now your donation of $5 will empower someone in need with lasting access to safe water or sanitation and the hope, health, and opportunity they bring. Read how and why, from Melanie Mendrys, Director of Brand & Marketing.

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Smart Water Magazine - COVID-19 is building bridges within the water sector and across other sectors

Dec. 22, 2020

Water.org's Sector Strategy Manager, Lesley Pories, shares how investing in water supply and sanitation bolsters healthy people, stable economies and resilient ecosystems.

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