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Matt Damon co-writing a book on access to clean water

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Matt Damon has some big-name endorsers for a book he has out March 1 about access to safe water.

Former President Bill Clinton and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus are among those providing blurbs for “The Worth of Water,” which the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker worked on with civil and environmen­tal engineer Gary White. Damon has been a prominent spokesman for water sanitation since visiting Zambia in 2006, and with White founded the nonprofits Water.org and WaterEquit­y.

Damon and White met at a Clinton Global Initiative gathering in 2008.

According to the book’s publisher, the Penguin Random House imprint Portfolio, “The Worth of Water” will illuminate “the challenges of building and scaling marketbase­d financial solutions to make clean water and sanitation more accessible. And ultimately, it’s the story of how communitie­s and individual­s can be empowered to make longlastin­g investment­s in their own well-being.”

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