By Sergio Campos, Magda Correal, and Carolina Piamonte from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaKVQ6ibGoc The Global Methane Hub (GMH) and the AquaFund of the IDB launched the Too good to waste initiative during the LAC Climate Week in October 2023. This initiative aims to mitigate the associated methane emissions through the … [Read more...] about Too Good to Waste Initiative opens a pathway towards methane mitigation from the waste sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
Innovation and data
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?
On this World Day of Creativity and Innovation, we want to highlight creative tools from the water and sanitation sector that improve water management in Latin America and the Caribbean. By Andrea Ortega C*. Albert Einstein once said that "a problem cannot be solved by thinking in the same way as when it was created". Innovation puts this idea into practice; itis … [Read more...] about Innovation: The key to guarantee access to water and sanitation