Prepared by Marcello Basani, Ariel Nowersztern and Yanir Laubshtein Although increased digitization and automation of water facilities improves their efficiency and helps reduce operating costs, it also exposes them to cyber risks. From nation-state actors creating political chaos and economic disruption, cybercriminals seeking profit, hacktivists driven by ideological … [Read more...] about How to mitigate cyberthreats in the water and sanitation sector? 4 insights from our new study
By: Xoan Fernandez Water, sanitation and solid waste utilities need innovation to overcome challenges. It is not enough to develop new, effective solutions; these must be implemented quickly on a large scale throughout the region. Which, of course, is easier said than done. At the IDB Group’s Source of Innovation, we believe that the first step is to determine the main … [Read more...] about XXL Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Scaling up innovations in water, sanitation and solid waste
By Paula Guerra* On March 2nd, 2023, the first webinar on Smart Waste Technologies (SWT) was held in Latin America and the Caribbean. This event, led by the IDB's Source of Innovation alliance, promoted the use of digital technologies to improve efficiency in municipal solid waste management. Did you know that over 100 technologies, identified by the European Bank for … [Read more...] about Smart Waste Technologies: Where are we and where are we going?
The world of technology is advancing rapidly, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are at the forefront. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) strongly believes in the advantages of using cutting-edge technologies such as AI, machine learning, deep learning, and transformers to enhance efficiency and productivity, increase inclusivity, and reduce emissions … [Read more...] about Leveraging the power of ChatGPT to produce innovative public policy
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!