News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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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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