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Matt Damon at World Bank
NPR - Matt Damon And Gary White On The World's Water Crisis

One topic at this week's World Bank Spring Meetings is water scarcity. David Greene speaks with the Co-founders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, about people who can't access clean water.

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Forbes panel
Forbes - How Matt Damon Plans To Get 500 Million People Access To Water - And Make A Buck For Investors

Speaking at the 2017 Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy in Manhattan on Tuesday, Matt Damon pitched access to safe water and sanitation as the lynchpin to achieving all of United Nations’ sustainable development goals.

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Matt Damon in National Geographic
National Geographic - Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

The actor is on a mission to bring sanitation and safe water to the entire planet.

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Recognition for Social Innovation

Gary White, Water.org CEO and Co-founder, has been honored by the Schwab Foundation as a 2012 Social Entrepreneur. Each year, the Foundation identifies the world’s leading social entrepreneurs from around the globe for its Social Entrepreneur award. Awardees are selected for implementing innovative and pragmatic solutions to social problems by tackling the root causes and creating social transformation.

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Gary White Named Skoll Social Entrepreneur

WaterPartners executive director and co-founder, Gary White, has been selected to join the community of Skoll social entrepreneurs. The Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship carries with it an award of $765,000 for WaterPartners to help reach more people with access to clean water and sanitation through WaterPartners' WaterCredit Initiative and innovative online community-building efforts.

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Levi's Water<LESS Campaign

Water.org and Levi's® Launch Water<LESS™ Campaign in Honor of World Water Day

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