On International Menstrual Hygiene Day, it is important to redouble the sense of urgency to provide better water, sanitation, hygiene, and solid waste services in order to guarantee equal opportunities to girls, adolescents, and women in Latin America and the Caribbean. By Anamaria Nuñez and Julio Marenco Sol has never missed a single day of class so far this school year. … [Read more...] about Menstrual hygiene can’t (and shouldn’t) wait
By Cinthya Pastor, María Eugenia Rivas and Tomás Serebrisky* The IDB’s 2020 flagship book, From Structures to Services, seeks to motivate us to think about today’s basic infrastructure services and how technological disruption will change the way these services will be delivered in the future. Latin America and the Caribbean have pending challenges in relation to … [Read more...] about Smart water management and integrated solid waste management: How Korea is doing it
Did you know that oceans, lakes, seas and other open bodies of water could one day become the most important sources of freshwater? Desalination technologies offer a bright path ahead Having a safe and quality water supply is essential for the socioeconomic well-being of today and tomorrow. Technological innovations that provide quality drinking water are essential for … [Read more...] about Desalination: the future of water?
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the consumption of single-use plastics, highlighting the need for better reuse and recycling policies for those materials. By: Giulia Carcasci, Marcela Zambrano y Germán Sturzenegger* In recent years, we have all read or heard about how plastic waste has reached every corner of the planet: oceans, glaciers, inside fish, and … [Read more...] about The Plastics Pandemic
This month we celebrate World Water Day and the United Nations has invited us to reflect on an increasingly meaningful question: What is water worth to you? Most, if not all, people would agree that water is invaluable. After all, there’s a reason it’s called the “vital fluid.” Sadly, we appear to be treating water as the exact opposite of that precept – and we’ve begun to … [Read more...] about Our vital liquid, really?