26 semifinalists in the categories of water, sanitation, and solid waste are moving to the second round of application, in which the jury will define the nine finalists who will compete for three prizes of US $10,000. The call for the BID-FEMSA 2021 Award was a big success. More than 200 proposals were received, which indicates once again that the innovation ecosystem in … [Read more...] about Presenting the semifinalists of the 2021 BID-FEMSA Award
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?
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