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
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World Water Week: Focus on the Americas 2022 *By María Augusta Olmedo, Anamaría Núñez, Raphaëlle Ortiz Without water, there is no life. Without water, there is no health. Without water, there is no development. The true value of water will be in the spotlight at the Focus on the Americas sessions of World Water Week of the Stockholm International Water Institute, where … [Read more...] about Making the Invisible Visible, Inspiring, Promoting and Respecting the Value of Water
Por Wilhelm Dalaison, Beatriz Toribio, Sabine Rieble, María Loreto Biehl Water in schools is essential, not only for drinking but also for hand washing, cooking, and hygiene. In Latin-America and the Caribbean there is an existing wide gap in the access to potable water services, especially in rural and remote areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has left in evidence a long-lasting … [Read more...] about Schools strengthen drinking water systems
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