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 - 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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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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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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Milken Institute - To Solve the Water Crisis, We Must Rethink the Way We Invest

Nov. 11, 2020

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share how WaterEquity has continued to expand and scale during COVID-19, empowering people with access to safe water and sanitation, while also providing attractive returns to investors.

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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 - 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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BRINK News - There’s a Way to Solve the Global Water Crisis — Investment

March 23, 2020

Gary White shares how investment on every possible level is what will end the water crisis and bring water and sanitation access to all.

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eBella Magazine - Clean Water for All

Feb. 18, 2020

At the Imagine Solutions Conference, CEO & Co-founder Gary White will share stories of Water.org's smart, innovative solutions and why he is confident the global water crisis is solvable.

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The Hill - Water.org is finding solutions to a dire problem

Nov. 28, 2019

“Looking ahead, access to water will be one of the most critical challenges of our time,” says co-founder Matt Damon. “The good news is that there are solutions that work.”

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Raconteur - Millions without water could pay for taps and toilets with affordable financing

Nov. 6, 2019

We believe that hundreds of millions of people who lack basic water services could pay for their own tap and toilet solutions if they simply had access to affordable financing.

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KC-based Water.org fills need with focus on poverty as a market to be served

Sept. 26, 2019

“The poor should not necessarily be seen as a problem to be solved but a market to be served,” Gary White told a recent crowd at the University of Missouri, highlighting the importance of microfinancing and smart solutions in the global water crisis.

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