News, Press & Perspectives

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

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The Worth of Water

Feb. 3, 2022

In their book, The Worth of Water, our Co-founders Matt Damon and Gary White share how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the lives of millions people around the world. We talked with Gary about the inspiration behind the book and the writing process.

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Bloomberg - Matt Damon and Gary White Co-writing a Book on Access to Clean Water

Nov. 23, 2021

Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon are sharing how access to safe water or sanitation has changed the story of 40 million people around the world.

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Bank of America - Matt Damon and Gary White on “That Made All the Difference”

Nov. 22, 2021

"We know that we can reach that vision, of everybody in the world having safe water. And I think that's what keeps us going. That's what keeps us innovating and trying new ideas." Hear more from Gary White and Matt Damon on Bank of America's podcast "That Made All the Difference"

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New York Times - How We Can Ensure Universal Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Nov. 8, 2021

Water.org Co-Founders Gary White and Matt Damon participate in a panel at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

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Forbes - Matt Damon X Stella Artois Join Forces to Give Back

Nov. 8, 2021

Water.org Co-Founder Matt Damon shares how the partnership with Stella Artois has helped empower more than 3 million people with access to safe water. This holiday season, every Stella Artois product or chalice purchased will help provide safe water to people in need.

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CNN - Access to clean, safe water is essential in the fight against climate change

Nov. 1, 2021

Via CNN - Why addressing the water crisis is critical in fighting the climate crisis - an interview with Water.org Co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon

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Why climate change matters when you’re working to change lives with safe water

Oct. 28, 2021

While droughts and floods are water-related results of climate change, we may not think of water as being the most proximate way we all feel its effects. But it is and answers the question, “Why is a non-profit that creates solutions to empower people in poverty with safe water talking about climate change?” Read more on how Water.org is working to help fight the effects of climate change.

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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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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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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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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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