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).
IDB President, experts to talk to members of media accredited to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador
Habitat, the main global conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, is being held for the first time in Latin America. Oct 15, 2016
Health Water Sanitation Event Creativity Innovation Startups Latin America. Sep 21, 2016
IDB approved $86 million assistance to support Bolivia’s wastewater treatment and solid waste management in order to reduce Lake Titicaca. Sep 9, 2016
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)