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
Water and sanitation
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
The water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean can significantly benefit from the implementation of public-private partnership models (PPP), in different contexts and models, aiming at overcoming the shortage of quality water and sanitation services. By Anne-Laure Mascle-Allemand* Latin-American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are facing four main … [Read more...] about How to boost PPP projects in the Water and Sanitation sector in LAC countries?
Innovation in the WASH sector does not need to come from the big players. Startups are key to produce disruptive changes -for the better- in water and sanitation. Being an entrepreneur is a daunting task. You face dozens of challenges every single day. The digital platform you developed has too many bugs. Your prototype is taking much longer to develop than planned. … [Read more...] about David and goliath: a false dilemma for innovation in the WASH sector
By Bruno Aracaty a brazilian entrepreneur, co-founder of Colab.re and Sin Zika, both citizen to government engagement platforms. Follow him at @Baracaty Crowdsourced data reveals that lack of water supply and infrastructure contributes to the development of the Aedes Aegypti and the Dengue and Zika viruses that it transmits. … [Read more...] about Beating Zika through crowdsourcing