Por: Hila Cohen Mizrav* As the world becomes more digital, an increasing number of water and sanitation companies are incorporating digital technologies into their daily operations. The Source of Innovation alliance - a joint effort of the IDB Group co-funded by the Government of Switzerland through its State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), FEMSA Foundation and the … [Read more...] about Lessons from technological pilots in Latin America and the Caribbean
World Water Week: Focus on the Americas 2022 *By María Augusta Olmedo, Anamaría Núñez, Raphaëlle Ortiz Without water, there is no life. Without water, there is no health. Without water, there is no development. The true value of water will be in the spotlight at the Focus on the Americas sessions of World Water Week of the Stockholm International Water Institute, where … [Read more...] about Making the Invisible Visible, Inspiring, Promoting and Respecting the Value of Water
*By Maria Perez Urdiales and Jesse Madden Libra. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) is the most water-rich region in the world with an astounding 21,672 m3 per capita in renewable freshwater resources. However, over 60% of its population lives in medium-high to extremely high-water risk areas. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization, AQUASTAT data A recent … [Read more...] about Investing in our water future to prevent scarcity in the land of plenty
Por Wilhelm Dalaison, Beatriz Toribio, Sabine Rieble, María Loreto Biehl Water in schools is essential, not only for drinking but also for hand washing, cooking, and hygiene. In Latin-America and the Caribbean there is an existing wide gap in the access to potable water services, especially in rural and remote areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has left in evidence a long-lasting … [Read more...] about Schools strengthen drinking water systems
A successful innovation strategy in Latin America and the Caribbean must combine technology with social innovation and new business and management models. Nya is an 11-year-old who, in 2008 had to take a long eight-hour walk to fetch water from the pond. She could not even imagine that 2 years later, the United Nations General Assembly would recognize the human right to … [Read more...] about Be a Source of Innovation for the water, sanitation, and solid waste sector!