News & Press

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Bloomberg Davos 2019
Bloomberg - Ending the World's Water Crisis

Matt Damon and Gary White speak to Bloomberg's Francine Lacqua at The Year Ahead luncheon in Davos, Switzerland, about utilizing both direct philanthropic efforts and micro-finance investments to provide access to water and sanitation.

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CNBC - Water.org has helped 16 million people so far

“Our model is undeniable now.” -Co-founder Matt Damon. Through access to affordable financing, we’re changing more lives faster with safe water and sanitation.

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Nobel Dialogue panel
Nobel Week Dialogue - Water Matters

“What we’ve done is allow more than 16 million people to become their own activists and get access to water and sanitation through small loans.” Hear from our co-founder and CEO Gary White at this year's Nobel Week Dialogue discussion - Water Matters.

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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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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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Progress on Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

WaterCredit model seen to improve the lives of almost 115,000 people to date with safe water and sanitation in Kenya and Uganda.

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CCTV America - Matt Damon Vows To Fight Global Water Crisis

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Globe Newswire - Press Release: $2.9M Grant from Helmsley Charitable Trust to Provide Safe Water and Sanitation in East Africa

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CNN - Gary White and Matt Damon with Sanjay Gupta

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Yahoo! Katie Couric World 3.0 - Matt Damon: 'You will never solve poverty without solving water and sanitation.'

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CNBC - Gary White: Clean Water Awareness

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The Guardian - We Can Solve the Water and Sanitation Crisis But We need Your Help

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Philanthropy Age - Matt Damon: action hero

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ABC News - This Week With Gary White and Matt Damon

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McKinsey & Company - Making Water Flow: An interview with Matt Damon and Gary White

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Zynga.org Hits 1 Million Raised for Water.org

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Yahoo! News - Why Matt Damon Loves Toilets

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