*By: Paula Guerra Can you picture yourself reporting the amount and type of waste found in public spaces, so that cleanup efforts can be undertaken with citizen participation through a mobile application? This concept, which may seem futuristic, already exists in cities where digital technology revolutionized the way we see and manage solid waste. Yet, this innovation is … [Read more...] about Technological innovation in solid waste management: The digital revolution is transforming the way we see and handle our waste
Innovation and data
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
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!
Innovation needs supporting ecosystems that allow the development and implementation of new solutions to provide more and better water and sanitation services. By Hila Cohen* The need for innovation in the water sector is evident for many citizens from Latin America and the Caribbean. As highlighted in previous posts, equitable and reliable access to water and sanitation … [Read more...] about Creating an innovation ecosystem in the water sector: lessons from the field
Providing universal water and sanitation services is a goal that all Latin American and Caribbean countries share. To achieve it, we need to collect data that lets us clearly measure the progress and the gaps we need to address. By Analia Gomez Vidal y Jesse Madden Libra* Achieving universal water and sanitation services are goals common to all countries in Latin America … [Read more...] about Dripping data: closing the information gap in the water and sanitation sector