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Daily show
The Daily Show - Transforming Lives with Water.org and WaterEquity

Matt Damon and Gary White talk with Trevor Noah about their successful efforts to help millions of people in developing countries gain access to safe water.

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Philippine Water & Sanitation Forum
Stanford Social Innovation Review - Taps and Toilets for All

Written by Gary White and Matt Damon. Microfinance for water and sanitation enables people to find their own solutions.

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Bloomberg TV 2
Bloomberg TV - Matt Damon Says There Are Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White join Bloomberg TV on the UN's World Water Day to discuss investing in safe water access for various communities.

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GineersNow cover story
Solving The Global Water Crisis: A Water.org Mission

Gary White shares his experience in building Water.org to what it is now, the organization’s accomplishments and their plan to transform 60 million more lives in the next five years.

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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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Squawk Box
CNBC Squawk Box – World Water Day: Crisis around the globe

Matt Damon, Water.org co-founder; Gary White, Water.org co-founder; Anne Finucane, Bank of America vice chair, and Miguel Patricio, Anheuser-Busch InBev, talk about the lack of access to clean water and sanitation around the world.

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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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