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?
On World’s Toilet Day, Peru’s experience is a powerful reminder that access to sanitation has multiple advantages for public health and the environment. By: Lourdes Álvarez, Tania Páez, Roxana Pérez y Yanina Rumiche* When one thinks about a drinking water and sanitation program, the first thing that comes to mind is building quality infrastructure. But once it is in … [Read more...] about 98% connected: a sanitation network with social innovation
The BID-Femsa 2020 Award for the most innovative solutions in water, sanitation and solid waste awards prizes of up to US $ 10,000 three winners in each category. Many of the great innovations in history have emerged at times of greatest need. 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most critical years for our generation. But it can also be a year of great innovations that help … [Read more...] about BID-FEMSA 2020 Award: calling out innovations in water, sanitation and solid waste management
On World Sustainable Gastronomy Day, platforms such as #SinDesperdicio and the Social Gastronomy Movement make collaborative work at the center of their strategy. *By Nicola Gryczka Today, June 18, is Sustainable Gastronomy Day, a United Nations-designated day of observance of those using gastronomy sustainably to create a better and healthier planet for everyone. … [Read more...] about Using sustainable gastronomy to foster solidarity and resilience