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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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Economist.com - Philanthropy Gets Smarter

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Men's Health - Matt Damon: Catch Your Next Wave

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The Economist - Philanthropy Meets the Market

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The LEAD CNN - Matt Damon Takes on Global Water Crisis

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Empowering 500,000 for safe water

The Caterpillar Foundation expands partnership with new commitment to Water.org. Through this remarkable partnership we will accelerate our impact significantly and empower nearly 500,000 people with access to safe water and sanitation.

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New York Times India Ink - Clean Water and Toilets for India’s Poor

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NY Times Opinionator - The Real Future of Clean Water

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Celebrities endorse the toilet strike

Richard Branson, Olivia Wilde and Bono join Water.org Co-founder Matt Damon to protest lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for 2.5 billion people.

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Support builds for the Strike

More and more celebrities are supporting Matt Damon in his toilet strike protesting the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation for billions.

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Strike With Me to Raise Awareness

At a press conference in Los Angeles, Water.org co-founder Matt Damon announces his strike to raise awareness for the water crisis.

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