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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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Matt CNBC Davos 2019
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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Tempus Magazine - Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White are empowering the planet one tap at a time

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InStyle - Matt Damon on the Moment He Realized He Could Have a Huge Impact on Lives Around the World

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Philanthropy Age - Middle East Investors Slow to Back Social Enterprises

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Reuters - U.N. states agree post-2015 sustainable development agenda

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New York Times - Dirty Water and Open Defecation Threaten Gains in Child Health

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One.org - Matt Damon, Gary White, and Water.org continue to scale impact globally

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Inside Philanthropy - Water.org’s Funding Hot Streak Continues With a $1 Million Score. What's Its Secret Weapon?

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Brink News - Using Market Forces To Solve The Water Crisis

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World Economic Forum - Will 2015 Be the Turning Point for Water

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Huffington Post - A Journey to Sundance to Help Save Lives

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Huffington Post - An Open Letter to World Leaders

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