News, Press & Perspectives

Find the latest news and press releases about our work in the water and sanitation sector below. 

Looking to interview someone from Water.org or request a speaker? Or need resources to understand our work and share information with others? Visit our Resources page.

Seeing the people we empower through a different lens

Nov. 8, 2019

Traveling around the world reveals we are more alike than different, however one thing stands out. Many people we meet lack access to safe water and sanitation. Read more from Benjamin Heath, a photographer who has supported our work for more than five years.

Read more
Raconteur - Millions without water could pay for taps and toilets with affordable financing

Nov. 6, 2019

We believe that hundreds of millions of people who lack basic water services could pay for their own tap and toilet solutions if they simply had access to affordable financing.

Read more
Web Summit 2019 - Collaborating to end the water crisis

Nov. 4, 2019

Gary White joins Jaden Smith, founder of JUST water, and Paul O'Callaghan, founder of BlueTech Research, at Web Summit 2019 to share about Water.org and how we bring innovative financial solutions to end the global water crisis.

Watch here
SOCAP19 - Jennifer Schorsch on Building and Scaling an Impact Organization

Oct. 29, 2019

Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch shares her experience and what it takes to build and scale an organization that makes a big impact. Be clear on your purpose, aggressively innovate, fail forward and more.

Watch here
Micron Helps Water.org Connect 10,000 People in Need of Safe Water

Oct. 24, 2019

Micron Technology, Inc. will provide a $125,000 grant to Water.org. The grant from the Micron Foundation will give approximately 10,000 people access to safe water and sanitation and expand the reach of Water.org’s solution, empowering people through access to affordable financing.

Read more
Innovation in Water and Sanitation Financing Funds more than 190,000 Loans in Indonesia

Oct. 9, 2019

Through loans distributed by Water.org's financial institution partners in Indonesia, more than 750,000 people now have access to water and sanitation.

Read more
Reuters - Aquanomics: Water, Wall Street & Climate Change

Oct. 3, 2019

CEO & Co-founder Gary White speaks on a panel discussing entrepreneurial and innovative ways to connect people living in poverty with commercial capital markets to break down the barrier of access to affordable financing for water and sanitation.

Watch here
KC-based Water.org fills need with focus on poverty as a market to be served

Sept. 26, 2019

“The poor should not necessarily be seen as a problem to be solved but a market to be served,” Gary White told a recent crowd at the University of Missouri, highlighting the importance of microfinancing and smart solutions in the global water crisis.

Read more
CNBC - Anheuser-Busch InBev and Water.org team up in water partnership

Sept. 25, 2019

Gary White, Water.org CEO & Co-founder, and Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO, join CNBC's ‘Squawk Box’ to discuss their partnership and how they’re helping people around the world get access to safe water.

Watch on CNBC
Giving Compass - Safe Water And Sanitation: Finding Success And Scaling Solutions

Sept. 23, 2019

Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch shares our definition of success and how Water.org is empowering people to solve their own water crisis.

Read more
Inditex - Zara's Care for Water Campaign

Sept. 17, 2019

Zara's parent company, Inditex, will earmark more than $420,000 over the next three years to facilitate the provision of small, affordable loans to 4,000 organic cotton farmers in India.

Read more
Stockholm World Water Week - Partnering with water utilities

Sept. 6, 2019

Water.org staff from Indonesia share about collaborating with water utilities in the region to help reach more people with safe water and sanitation.

Watch here