Water and Sanitation Initiative
At the Inter-American Development Bank we are convinced that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean can close the coverage gap in water and sanitation services in the near future.
To reach that goal, the Water and Sanitation Initiative offers a new set of tools and flexible financing. Launched in 2007, the initiative has developed strategic guidelines, specific targets and special financial products to support solutions tailored to each country’s needs.
Between 2007 and 2011 the initiative has emphasized four programs: 100 Cities Program, Water for 3,000 Rural Communities, Water Defenders and Efficient and Transparent Utilities. Watch the video (only available in spanish).
- Bolivia. Sanitation Program for the Titicaca Lake.
- Bolivia. Water, sanitation and water resource sector reform Program, Phase II.
- Brazil. Enviromental Sanitation Program for Federal District-Brasilia Sustentável II.
- Regional. Development of High Resolution Remote Sensing Data Sets and Applications for Wat. Jan 14, 2016
- Bolivia. National Inventory of Wastewater Treatment, Characterization and database.. Dec 15, 2015
- Bolivia. Support to the Sanitat Progr for Titicaca Lake (Katari River Basin & Cohana Bay). Dec 10, 2015
Colombia will boost the delivery of potable water, basic sanitation and electricity services with an IDB loan of $231.4 million. Dec 9, 2015
Paraguay will expand water and sanitation services in rural areas, native communities and small towns with an IDB loan. Dec 3, 2015
IDB approved a loan in the city of El Alto and in the municipalities of Pucarani and Batallas potable and irrigation water in Bolivia. Dec 3, 2015
Spanish Fund for Water
The IDB and the Government of Spain have established a partnership to mobilize at least $500 million in grants for projects to expand water and sanitation services to low-income people in the region.
- Lord Norman Foster (03:00)
- Water Everlasting? (1:48)
- How Can You Print a Building? (22:52)
- How Can We Give People Clean Water? (37:00)
- Tackling "Big Foot" (00:06:49)