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
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How to mitigate cyberthreats in the water and sanitation sector? 4 insights from our new study
Prepared by Marcello Basani, Ariel Nowersztern and Yanir Laubshtein Although increased digitization and automation of water facilities improves their efficiency and helps reduce operating costs, it also exposes them to cyber risks. From nation-state actors creating political chaos and economic disruption, cybercriminals seeking profit, hacktivists driven by ideological … [Read more...] about How to mitigate cyberthreats in the water and sanitation sector? 4 insights from our new study
World Water Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean aim for a future with water for all
The World Water Forum is being held March 18-23 in Brazil’s capital, bringing together the sector’s top specialists. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) was in charge of coordinating the Regional Process of the Americas, focusing on the continent’s water resources situation. The World Water Forum 2018 opened in Brasilia, Brazil, with a call to make quality water and … [Read more...] about World Water Forum: Latin America and the Caribbean aim for a future with water for all
A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Some ideas for a potential risk management strategy by Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, Office of Institutional Integrity Seguir a @jrl44 In our previous post we discussed the importance of understanding the vulnerabilities and weaknesses at the different stages of a water and sanitation program cycle. Here, we would like to look at potential strategies to help … [Read more...] about A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Our vital liquid, really?
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?