News, Press & Perspectives

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

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SIWI Water Day - Vision of a zero-carbon, resilient future through water

Nov. 12, 2020

“The scale of the climate crisis is staggering, but you can’t let that be an excuse for not acting.” Water.org co-founder, Matt Damon, and Chief Global Impact Officer, Vedika Bhandarkar, each shared a message in the opening remarks of Water Day on November 12th, presented by SIWI.

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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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Bloomberg Green Festival 2020

Sept. 17, 2020

From Bloomberg Live a conversation with Jason Kelly and Water.org Co-founder and CEO Gary White and Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch on how with bold philanthropy and corporate commitment, we can solve global water issues and help bring safe water to all.

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Skoll - What to Do During a Pandemic in a World of Water Inequality

Aug. 25, 2020

"Because water and sanitation are the most essential of essential services, there was never any possibility of putting our mission on hold." Water.org's Rich Thorsten, on the global pandemic's effect on our work and how we're taking action.

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Smart Water Magazine - Interview with Dr. Rich Thorsten, Chief Impact Officer

June 15, 2020

"Wherever we can empower people to solve their own water and sanitation problems, they can break the poverty cycle." Water.org's Chief Impact Officer, Rich Thorsten, shares about our work with financial institutions, water service providers and governments to empower people in poverty with access to safe water and sanitation.

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Access to safe water protects and saves lives

June 3, 2020

Today 785 million people around the world lack access to safe water. This is a crisis. It’s a women’s crisis, a children’s crisis and it is a global health crisis. Read from Water.org Director of Strategic Alliances, Nicole Wickenhauser on how access to safe water protects and saves lives.

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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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Access to Water is Critical to Curb Disease Spread Today and Build Resiliency for the Future

May 14, 2020

Water.org and WaterEquity sign safe water and sanitation for all Leaders Call to Action on COVID-19.

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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 water crisis is a women's crisis

Jan. 2, 2020

Access to water and sanitation is a global crisis. It’s also a women’s crisis. The burden of collecting water disproportionately falls to women and girls. To solve the water crisis, we must unlock new sources of capital through innovative financing. Doing so will unleash the power and potential of girls and women globally.

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Global Citizen - Billions of People Won't Have Access to Water or a Toilet This Holiday Season

Dec. 20, 2019

It’s the holiday season. Conversations about who will host which gathering are in full swing. Imagine if some of the considerations were whether the host family has access to running water, or if they could offer guests a toilet.

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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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