Google Grants Aim to Prove That Intelligent Use of Technology Can Be a Game Changer

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Google gave $5-million to the World Wildlife Fund to help deter poaching of rhinos and other endangered species.

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Google gave $5-million to the World Wildlife Fund to help deter poaching of rhinos and other endangered species.

When it comes to providing clean drinking water in developing countries, charities have little trouble finding donors who want to pay to drill wells.

But that doesn’t mean poor people have easy access to water. At any given time, as many as a third of water sources in such countries aren’t working, says Jacquelline Fuller, director of charitable giving at Google.

Last December, Google gave $5-million to Charity: Water to develop and install sensors on 4,000 water