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
Innovation and data
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
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