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Ethiopia: Inventive Water Financing to Prop Up GTP II Targets

Dec. 30, 2017

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Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

Dec. 7, 2017

The case for digital finance in the water sector

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Matt Damon Wants You to Sit and Give

Nov. 14, 2017

Change a life with a toilet; donate to by texting TOILETS to 50555

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Answering the Call to Invest in the World’s Poor

Nov. 1, 2017

Article by Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of, for the International Water Association

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Solving The Global Water Crisis: A Mission

Nov. 1, 2017

Gary White shares his experience in building 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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A Kansas City Social Entrepreneur Says Global Water Crisis Can Be Solved In His Lifetime

Oct. 20, 2017

“It is doable,” White told host Steve Kraske on a recent edition of KCUR's Up to Date. “We solved this problem in the U.S. and in Europe more than 100 years ago. It's not rocket science. We're not looking for a silver bullet. We know how to do this.”

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

Sept. 21, 2017

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: We need to talk about toilets

Aug. 14, 2017

Hollywood star Matt Damon is trying to improve sanitation in developing countries, one toilet at a time.

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National Geographic - Talking Toilets With Matt Damon

July 26, 2017

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

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BusinessWeek - Matt Damon Receives Crystal Award

May 16, 2017

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The Guardian - Matt Damon: 'Children are drinking water so dirty it looks like chocolate milk'

April 24, 2017

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

April 21, 2017

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

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