News, Press & Perspectives

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

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Discovery Plus - Matt Damon on Global Water and Climate Crisis

June 28, 2021

Watch this segment of Action Planet, now streaming on discovery+: Matt Damon talks about access to safe water and how water is linked to the global climate crisis.

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Water Resilience Coalition features Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership

June 21, 2021

“No one is immune to the impacts of climate and water disruption, but those living in poverty will feel it first and worst.” -Water.org President Jennifer Schorsch in Profiles in Leadership from the Water Resilience Coalition.

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The Value of Water - webinar with Gary White

June 17, 2021

Gary White, CEO and Co-founder of WaterEquity and Water.org, and Jacques Perold, CEO and Chairman of CapShift, discuss the value of access to safe water and sanitation for underserved communities and its impact across health, gender equality, climate resilience, and economic security.

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Triple Pundit - Communities Urgently Need Clean Water. Here’s How We Can Provide It.

May 3, 2021

Paula Santilli, CEO of PepsiCo LatAm, and Jennifer Schorsch, President of Water.org, share how these two organizations have worked together for more than a decade on programs that empower people living in poverty with affordable, lasting access to safe water.

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Fortune - Invest in women to solve the water and sanitation crisis

April 27, 2021

"Women are leading in solving the global water and sanitation crisis; they only need the resources to get there." Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon share their insight on how women are a force for change that can’t be ignored.

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Working Together on Water is Key to a Healthier Africa

April 9, 2021

A read from Water.org's Regional Director of Africa, Francis Musinguzi, and World Wide Fund's Regional Director of Africa, Alice Ruhweza, on the collaboration with other sector organizations as part of WWF’s Blue Heart of Africa Initiative.

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Nasdaq - Water.org Rings The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

April 1, 2021

Stock market open and close ceremonies take place daily at the Nasdaq MarketSite Studio in Times Square and around the globe. Water.org was featured on April 1, 2021.

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Discovery+ and NowThis Launch New Series ‘ACTION PLANET’ Ft. Common, Jane Fonda, Matt Damon & More

March 29, 2021

Debuting on Earth Day, each episode of ACTION PLANET, a discovery+ original, features an interview with a high-profile celebrity activist — including Matt Damon’s Water.org — talking about organizations they’ve co-founded or support that are making an impact today.

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The Washington Post - Climate Solutions: Preserving our water systems

March 23, 2021

Water.org co-founder Gary White shares universal access to water is “absolutely” possible in our lifetime. “If we think of this as a problem that we can tap the markets for, that's what is inherently scalable."

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Green Living Magazine - World Water Day 2021: Water.org Is Fighting to End the Water Crisis

March 22, 2021

Dick Pajarillo, senior programs manager in the Philippines for Water.org, explains how effective WaterCredit loans are, and how vital they have been to provide Filipinos with access to safe water.

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Global Cause - Affordable financing for WASH creates lasting solutions

March 22, 2021

Read from Water.org's Director of Strategic Alliances, Nicole Wickenhauser, on how market-driven approaches like microlending are empowering people living in poverty with affordable access to safe water and improved sanitation.

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Impakter - How Access to Affordable Financing Is Solving the Global Water Crisis for Families Around the World

March 22, 2021

"Through my work as a content creator and writer for Water.org, I have the honor of spending time with the people we serve in Africa, Asia, and Latin America." Water.org's Moree Lambeth shares how access to safe water is critical to empowering women around the world.

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