News, Press & Perspectives

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

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A catalyst for sustainable change: Using financing to put the power of water into the hands of people in need

April 23, 2024

Through our financial approach and lasting solutions, we are using financing to put the power of water into the hands of people in need. Read more from Pablo Anton Diaz, Associate Regional Business Director, Latin America.

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Why on Earth does water matter?

March 26, 2024

Water matters to the earth and all it holds, and it is why on Earth Day and every day, Water.org remains dedicated to making safe water and sanitation solutions accessible and sustainable for everyone, everywhere. Read more from Moree Lambeth, Lead Content Creator.

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Global Heroes - World Water Day 2024: Matt Damon and Gary White on the Power of Water

March 22, 2024

On World Water Day, we reflect on the vital role water plays in every aspect of life. Still, in an era defined by innovation and progress, one in 10 people grapple with a lack of access to safe water, while one in four face the harsh reality of life without a toilet. Discover insights from Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White on the transformative power of water in this Global Heroes feature.

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Authority Magazine - Women Of The C-Suite: Vedika Bhandarkar of Water.org On The Five Things You Need To Succeed As A Senior Executive

March 18, 2024

In an interview with Authority Magazine, Water.org President & COO Vedika Bhandarkar shares insights into her professional journey from investment banking to the social sector and why she is so passionate about the transformative power of water.

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Impakter - Water Is the Way: Empowering Women Through Access to Safe Water

March 8, 2024

International Women's Day is a global celebration that recognizes women's social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. Yet, for millions of women, the lack of access to safe water is a barrier to their success. In a piece originally published on Impakter, Water.org President and COO, Vedika Bhandarkar sheds light on the gendered impact of the global water crisis.

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How many people are affected by the global water crisis?

Feb. 22, 2024

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 Global Director, Insights.

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Water.org Reaches 60 Million People with Access to Safe Water or Sanitation

Nov. 7, 2023

Water.org is pleased to announce that 60 million people around the world can now access safe water or sanitation. This achievement highlights the efficacy of the organization’s core solution, WaterCredit, in addressing Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6) – making safe water and sanitation available to everyone everywhere.

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Health flows from safe water

Oct. 5, 2023

The health of people around the world starts with access to safe water and sanitation. Read a piece originally published on Impakter from Water.org Insights Lead, Southeast Asia, Kiki Tazkiyah, about four ways we can see safe water improve health holistically and protect and save lives.

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Water is connected to every global goal

July 28, 2023

Global access to safe water is fundamental to solving the most pressing social challenges of our time - the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more from Lina Bonova, Chief Revenue Officer.

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TubeFilter - Ryan Trahan’s latest penny challenge raised $400,000 for Water.org

July 7, 2023

Ryan Trahan successfully made it back to America in just one week, starting from one penny. And he raised more than $400,000 for Water.org in the process.

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ABC - Power of Water: Mexico’s water warriors

April 19, 2023

ABC News’ Linsey Davis travels to Mexico to see firsthand the silent water crisis happening around the world, and speaks with Co-founder Matt Damon about his push to get access to clean water for all.

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Fortune - Climate change is exacerbating the global water crisis. Corporations must be part of the solution

March 22, 2023

771 million people around the world don't have access to safe water. 1.7 billion do not have a toilet. But there are solutions that work.

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