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IDB president to address World Water Forum in Mexico City

Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno will deliver a keynote speech at the World Water Forum at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 17 in the Valparaiso Room of Centro Banamex in Mexico City.

The 4th World Water Forum, which is being held March 16-22 in Mexico City, has as its main theme the local actions that can be taken to address the global challenge of expanding access to safe water for billions of people.

Since it approved its first loan in 1961 to expand the water system of Arequipa, Peru, the IDB has financed water and sanitation projects in virtually all its 26 borrowing member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Projects range from large loans for national public utilities to small grants to rural communities to expand coverage, raise efficiency, improve quality and achieve financial sustainability of drinking water services.