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
Written by Ariel Yépez-G International conferences help move environmental agendas forward, as they allow leaders and specialists to meet and discuss strategies. This year, the IDB will take an active part of the United Nation’s 2023 Water Conference, the most important water event in a generation as well as the New York Water Week, which will begin on Saturday, March 18th … [Read more...] about The IDB at the UN 2023 Water Conference
Latin America and the Caribbean faces a complex socioeconomic situation: high inflation, increasing poverty and inequality. The context worsens from a gender perspective, as women are often the most affected. In the region, female poverty exceeds their male counterparts by more than three percentage points on average. This is a true reflection of the inequality in our … [Read more...] about Gender equality: a pillar for sustainable infrastructure
*By Raphaëlle Ortiz, María Augusta Olmedo, Anamaría Núñez, Seminar Session 1: Tools for valuing ecosystems and nature-based solutions The first of three sessions of the seminar of the Focus on the Americas in World Water Week addressed valuing ecosystem services and nature-based solutions (NBS). It introduced NBS and explored several tools that could help governments, … [Read more...] about Nature Based Solutions mitigate the effects of climate change