News, Press & Perspectives

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

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

Jan. 28, 2019

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Forbes - Water.org Takes Impact Investing Plunge

Jan. 2, 2019

“It took Water.org about 20 years to reach one million people through the traditional approach of digging wells and installing toilets. We are now reaching over one million people a quarter." Hear more from Gary White about the power of impact investing to change lives with safe water.

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Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

Dec. 19, 2018

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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The Atlantic Water Summit - Ensuring Safe Water for All

Dec. 4, 2018

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, discusses efforts to provide safe water worldwide at The Atlantic Water Summit in New York.

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Women's Forum Global Meeting - Investing to meet the SDGs

Dec. 4, 2018

"The mindset needs to be changed from the people living in poverty as a problem for us to solve. Rather, see them as a market to be served." Gary White, CEO and Co-founder, speaks on a panel at the Women's Forum Global Meeting.

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Skoll Foundation - How to Spend a Billion Bucks? The Global Water Crisis

Oct. 5, 2018

How would you spend a billion dollars? Gary White knows what he will do. The Water.org CEO and co-founder says his organization has reached the $1 billion milestone in its efforts to help people access clean water and sanitation.

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CNN - Why Matt Damon is helping get water to the poor

July 18, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White speak with CNN's Christiane Amanpour during their visit to Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Bloomberg TV - Matt Damon Says There Are Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

March 22, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White join Bloomberg TV on the UN's World Water Day to discuss investing in safe water access for various communities.

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CNBC Squawk Box – World Water Day: Crisis around the globe

March 22, 2018

Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

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The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

March 21, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White talk with Trevor Noah about their successful efforts to help millions of people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

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Today - Water.org campaign with Stella Artois

Jan. 16, 2018

Matt Damon and Gary White on the Today Show, discussing Water.org's partnership with Stella Artois

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Solving The Global Water Crisis: A Water.org Mission

Nov. 1, 2017

Gary White shares his experience in building Water.org to what it is now, the organization’s accomplishments and their plan to transform 60 million more lives in the next five years.

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