Adopting innovation at all levels in water and sanitation provision and waste management is key to overcoming the historical gaps affecting the most vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent studies by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) prove that innovation already plays a key role in the traditionally conservative water, sanitation, and solid waste … [Read more...] about Source of Innovation: Fostering innovation in water, sanitation and waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean
Our region must ensure water for the present and the future with actions to mitigate climate change, a bell that also favors economic and social welfare. This is the theme of the Focus in the Americas sessions during World Water Week. The consequences of climate change are irreversible as a result of decades of human action on the planet. This dire reality, highlighted in … [Read more...] about Resilient and efficient: a new normality for Latin America and the Caribbean
This month we celebrate World Water Day and the United Nations has invited us to reflect on an increasingly meaningful question: What is water worth to you? Most, if not all, people would agree that water is invaluable. After all, there’s a reason it’s called the “vital fluid.” Sadly, we appear to be treating water as the exact opposite of that precept – and we’ve begun to … [Read more...] about Our vital liquid, really?
The coronovarius pandemic (COVID-19) is a reminder of how vital safe water and sanitation services are to all. Today as we commemorate World Water Day, we remind you of the importance of taking care of the resource, but in this particular year we want to underline the importance of taking care of ourselves and our communities. Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and … [Read more...] about Water and soap against coronavirus in Latin America and the Caribbean
The World Water Forum is being held March 18-23 in Brazil’s capital, bringing together the sector’s top specialists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was in charge of coordinating the Regional Process of the Americas, focusing on the continent’s water resources situation. The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and … [Read more...] about World Water Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean aim for a future with water for all