The increasing variety of climate, water and biodiversity funds and financing facilities, has the potential to increase complementarity. In practice, this increasing fragmentation is becoming a systemic barrier for local access to finance. By Mónica Altamirano* The development of novel governance structures for collective investments at watershed level and innovative … [Read more...] about Climate finance potential to unlock private sector investments in adaptation
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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
Did you know that oceans, lakes, seas and other open bodies of water could one day become the most important sources of freshwater? Desalination technologies offer a bright path ahead Having a safe and quality water supply is essential for the socioeconomic well-being of today and tomorrow. Technological innovations that provide quality drinking water are essential for … [Read more...] about Desalination: the future of water?
The IDB and the Government of Israel partnered to foster innovation technologies in water utilities through a new pilot program in the region. By Hila Cohen Mizrav* Incorporating new technologies in water utilities all over the world has not been an easy task due to diverging organizational cultures, budget restrictions, and lack of technical knowledge. In 2019, with a … [Read more...] about New technologies to improve water resource management in Latin America and the Caribbean
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