Gary White (engineer)

Gary White is the CEO and co-founder of Water.org and WaterEquity. In 1990, he co-founded WaterPartners an American nonprofit developmental aid organization focused on universal access to safe drinking water and sanitation for people in developing countries. [1] In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with Matt Damon's H2O Africa Foundation to create Water.org. [2]

Gary White interviewed by Maude Barlow at the event "Water Matters" at the Nobel Week Dialogue 2018 in Stockholm

In his work with Water.org, White designed the WaterCredit initiative, a micro-finance program to assist with water and sanitation projects. White is the founder and CEO of WaterEquity, the social impact investing arm of Water.org. .[3]

White is a founding member of the Global Water Challenge [4] , the Millennium Water Alliance [5] , and Chairman of the Steering Committee for WASH Advocates .[6]

in 2009, White was named an adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative[7] and in 2011, White and his co-founder Matt Damon were included in the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential people .[8] He was the recipient of the 2012 World Social Impact Award from the World Policy Institute,[9] was named one of the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurs of 2012[10] and was named one of Missouri University of Science and Technology's 28 Alumni of Influence.[11] In 2017, White was awarded the Forbes 400 Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

White earned a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 1985 and 1987, respectively, [12] and also holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering with an emphasis on water supply and sanitation in developing countries, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .[13]

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  1. ^ "Ex-Aquila COO Stamm takes job with nonprofit". KC Business Journal. December 6, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Damon joins K.C. organization to provide for developing communities". Associated Press. July 15, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Fact That Changed Everything". Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "GWC: Partner Organizations". Global Water Challenge. July 2, 2007. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  5. ^ "Water.org co-founder to speak at graduation". The Rolla Daily News. December 6, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "WASH Advocates Staff and Leadership". Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton Address the Opening Plenary Session of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative". September 22, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "The 2011 TIME 100". Time. April 21, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "World Policy Around the Table 2012". May 3, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  10. ^ "Social Entrepreneur: Gary White". Schwab Foundation. 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  11. ^ "Water.org CEO tells S&T grads to follow their passion". The Rolla Daily News. December 18, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2015.
  12. ^ "Gary White: Water Warrior". University of Missouri System. April 3, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2015.
  13. ^ "Fast Company User". Archived from the original on July 23, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015.

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