News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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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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EuroNews - Clean water shortages steal women’s time. Here’s what happens when they get it back.

March 8, 2023

Water.org's Senior Knowledge Analyst, Zehra Shabbir, contributes to a conversation about why the water crisis is a woman's crisis.

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Fortune - Invest in women to solve the water and sanitation crisis

April 27, 2021

"Women are leading in solving the global water and sanitation crisis; they only need the resources to get there." Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share their insight on how women are a force for change that can’t be ignored.

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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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