News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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Stockholm World Water Week - Collaboration with the IFC

Sept. 6, 2019

Vedika Bhandarkar, Managing Director of India, shares about the launch of a new initiative with the International Finance Corporation to scale our financial solutions for water and sanitation.

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Impakter - Small Loans for Safe Water: Unleashing Women’s Power

March 19, 2019

"It’s a hand up, not a hand out, and as such it is immensely empowering.” Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch, on how Water.org is helping empower millions of women and their families with access to safe water and sanitation.

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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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World Water Week 2018

Aug. 29, 2018

World Water Week brings together experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators, and young professionals to share new thinking and ideas to address the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

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Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

Dec. 7, 2017

The case for digital finance in the water sector

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Answering the Call to Invest in the World’s Poor

Nov. 1, 2017

Article by Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of Water.org, for the International Water Association

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Next Billion - How Water.org 'Took a Leap of Faith' into Social Impact Investing

March 22, 2017

Research and experience has shown that there is a $12 billion demand among families at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) for access to affordable financing, such as small loans, to meet their water and sanitation needs

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Inside Philanthropy - Why is Matt Damon Encouraging Everyone to “Buy a Lady a Drink?”

Jan. 26, 2017

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The Guardian - Eight ideas to fund access to water and toilets for all by 2030

Sept. 19, 2016

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WASHfunders- COP21 Offers an Opportunity to Integrate Water, Climate and Human Development

May 12, 2016

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