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Title:
The worth of water : our story of chasing solutions to the world's greatest challenge
ISBN:
9780593189979
Physical Description:
224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents:
What the hell is the "water issue"? -- The water decade -- The big idea -- The meet-cute -- Water.org begins -- The big idea, take two -- The world moves -- Venture philanthropy -- The wave.
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Summary:
"From the founders of nonprofits Water.org & WaterEquity Gary White and Matt Damon, the incredible true story of two unlikely allies on a mission to end the global water crisis for good When Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon visited rural Zambia in 2006, the last thing he expected was to become a life-long champion for the battle to end the global water and sanitation crisis. He quickly realized that to make a real impact, he'd need additional expertise. Enter civil and environmental engineer Gary White. After quitting his consulting job to launch a nonprofit in 1990, he'd become an internationally recognized water and sanitation expert. A chance encounter would set these two unlikely allies on a decades-long mission to bring safe water and sanitation to the world. Through first-hand accounts of setbacks and triumphs in projects spanning across the world, The Worth of Water illuminates the challenges of building and scaling market-based financial solutions to the global water crisis-and ultimately, empower communities and individuals to make long-lasting investments in their own wellbeing." --
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