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).
- Brazil. PROCIDADES - Londrina.
- Brazil. Program of Environmental Sanitation of CAESB.
- Brazil. Sanitation for Nova Estrada Watershed II - PROMABEN II.
- Trinidad and Tobago. Flood Alleviation and Drainage Program. Dec 4, 2013
- Colombia. Program to Support Public Private Partnerships in Infrastructure. Nov 27, 2013
- Trinidad and Tobago. National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy. Nov 25, 2013
Bolivia will improve and broaden access to drinking water and sewage systems through a $60 million loan from the IDB. Dec 5, 2013
Trinidad and Tobago to alleviate flooding in Port of Spain with US$120 million IDB loan. Dec 5, 2013
IDB FEMSA Foundation presented organizations in Bolivia, Colombia and Belize with award. Nov 13, 2013
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.
- How Can You Print a Building? (22:52)
- How Can We Give People Clean Water? (37:00)
- Tackling "Big Foot" (00:06:49)
- Discover AquaRating (01:51)
- True Neighborhoods (03:30)