News, Press & Perspectives

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

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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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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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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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The 'truly incalculable' impact of getting water to all: Matt Damon and Gary White talk to Radio Davos

March 22, 2021

On World Water Day, Matt Damon and Gary White share about our work with Radio Davos.

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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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UN Global Compact: The Value of Water for Business

March 22, 2021

"Corporations have a powerful platform...NGO's have a powerful mission, and if you bring those together, we can create powerful outcomes." This and more from Water.org President, Jennifer Schorsch on why water leadership is important and why we are pleased to be part of the Water Resilience Coalition.

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Yahoo Finance - Influencers with Andy Serwer: Matt Damon & Gary White

March 22, 2021

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer sits down with Water.org co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White to discuss World Water Day and the ongoing global water crisis.

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IRC - How women gain power by investing in water

March 8, 2021

Research from Water.org shows how financing for water and sanitation supports safety and security for women and is a force for women's empowerment.

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Empowering women with safe water to change their worlds

March 3, 2021

When women and girls have access to safe water at home, they can experience the social, economic, cultural, and political opportunities International Women’s Day seeks to advance.

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