Adopting innovation at all levels in water and sanitation provision and waste management is key to overcoming the historical gaps affecting the most vulnerable in Latin America and the Caribbean. Recent studies by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) prove that innovation already plays a key role in the traditionally conservative water, sanitation, and solid waste … [Read more...] about Source of Innovation: Fostering innovation in water, sanitation and waste management in Latin America and the Caribbean
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
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
Hundreds of households in Guyana have gained access to adequate sanitation services. In their own words, they are “going up in life” by having a flushing toilet at home, a fixture that was once considered a luxury. By Marle Reyes and Leticia Ramjag* It is 7:30 in the morning and Leila and her brother Raj are doing their morning chores before taking the bus to school in … [Read more...] about Improving lives through adequate sanitation in Guyana
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?