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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How many people are affected by the global water crisis?

Nov. 12, 2021

While there are many statistics that demonstrate the severity of this critical issue, Water.org identifies the collective number of people impacted by the global water crisis in two ways. Read more from Heather Arney, Water.org Senior Manager, Insights & Innovation.

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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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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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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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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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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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