By: Xoan Fernandez Water, sanitation and solid waste utilities need innovation to overcome challenges. It is not enough to develop new, effective solutions; these must be implemented quickly on a large scale throughout the region. Which, of course, is easier said than done. At the IDB Group’s Source of Innovation, we believe that the first step is to determine the main … [Read more...] about XXL Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Scaling up innovations in water, sanitation and solid waste
By Paula Guerra* On March 2nd, 2023, the first webinar on Smart Waste Technologies (SWT) was held in Latin America and the Caribbean. This event, led by the IDB's Source of Innovation alliance, promoted the use of digital technologies to improve efficiency in municipal solid waste management. Did you know that over 100 technologies, identified by the European Bank for … [Read more...] about Smart Waste Technologies: Where are we and where are we going?
On this World Day of Creativity and Innovation, we want to highlight creative tools from the water and sanitation sector that improve water management in Latin America and the Caribbean. By Andrea Ortega C*. Albert Einstein once said that "a problem cannot be solved by thinking in the same way as when it was created". Innovation puts this idea into practice; itis … [Read more...] about Innovation: The key to guarantee access to water and sanitation
By María Augusta Olmedo Velasco* The IDB-FEMSA Award is one of the most important prizes for the water and sanitation sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in partnership with the FEMSA Foundation, it promotes innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to water, sanitation and solid waste challenges. This year’s … [Read more...] about The IDB-FEMSA award for innovative and entrepreneurial solutions in sanitation
By Raphaelle Ortiz* Between March 22 and 24, the United Nations (UN) organized a conference on water. Through multiple events, various organizations presented their plans to accelerate activities to achieve sustainable development goal 6 (SDG 6), which states: "[To] guarantee the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all." With only 7 years left … [Read more...] about Plan Trifinio at the United Nations 2023 Conference on Water