News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Impakter - How Access to Affordable Financing Is Solving the Global Water Crisis for Families Around the World

March 22, 2021

"Through my work as a content creator and writer for Water.org, I have the honor of spending time with the people we serve in Africa, Asia, and Latin America." Water.org's Moree Lambeth shares how access to safe water is critical to empowering women around the world.

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IRC - How women gain power by investing in water

March 8, 2021

Research from Water.org shows how financing for water and sanitation supports safety and security for women and is a force for women's empowerment.

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Women 2.0 - Women and the water crisis: why tackling two challenges will be a force multiplier for change

Jan. 21, 2021

The world faces two grave challenges: the global water and sanitation crisis, and gender inequality – These global crises are inextricably linked, but fortunately, so are their solutions.

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Triple Pundit - International Day of the Girl, Pandemic Edition, Is All About the Necessities

Oct. 11, 2020

Hear from Vedika Bhandarkar, Water.org's Chief Global Impact Officer, on how market-driven strategies can help expand access to safe water, and open up opportunities to women.

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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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Forbes India - Vedika Bhandarkar: Water woman

March 6, 2020

Water.org's Vedika Bhandarkar is on Forbes India's list of Self Made Women 2020. After a successful first career in banking, Vedika is working to bring safe water and sanitation to those living at the base of the economic pyramid.

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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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Skoll - Tapping Small Loans for Toilets and Safe Water Unleashes Women’s Potential

Aug. 21, 2019

Women who lack access to life’s basics know exactly what they need. And they’re getting it.

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Global Citizen - In Ethiopia, Mothers Bear the Weight of the Water Crisis

May 17, 2019

Hear from Melanie Mendrys, Director of brand and marketing, on her experience in Ethiopia and why we do what we do to help change lives in Ethiopia and around the world.

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Elite Daily - Running Water Is Changing These Women's Lives In A Way You Never Thought Of

April 8, 2019

How small, affordable loans made possible by Water.org are empowering women in Peru and around the world to turn their dreams into reality.

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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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Skoll Foundation - The Power of Water Micro-Lending as Income Enhancer

April 4, 2018

Water.org’s work in India has established that water and sanitation is not a consumption product, but a loan that helps enhance household income.

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