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IDB Coordinates Focus on the Americas at World Water Week 2023

Leading global event on water and sanitation to explore the potential of innovation to tackle water and sanitation challenges.

Latin America and the Caribbean, like the rest of the world, must embrace innovation to enhance water-related solutions for societies and economies. This is the central theme of the Focus on the Americas sessions at World Water Week (WWW) 2023, the preeminent international platform for discussions within the water and sanitation sector.

Hosted annually by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), WWW 2023 will provide valuable insights and bring together global experts to tackle water and sanitation challenges, under the theme: Seeds of Change: Innovative Solutions for a Water-wise world. The conference which will take place from August 20th to the 24th, 2023; both online and at the Waterfront Congress Center in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Focus on the Americas program will unite experts from government agencies, public utilities, academia, private sector, and international organizations to guide efforts towards water-conscious solutions and transformative change. Our sessions are designed to inspire and promote the adoption of innovative measures to water and sanitation services. We will delve into success stories, innovative methodologies, tools, and strategies that foster thriving ecosystems and successful platforms.

The sessions "Innovation for equal and inclusive water and sanitation services" for example, will focus on how to close the disparity in access to water and sanitation services. Through the exploration of cutting-edge solutions, the aim will be discuss possible solutions to ensure an equitable and fair distribution of these resources, promoting a transformative impact in marginalized communities.

The hybrid online/in-person program includes 11 sessions, showcases, seminars and talk shows, among other activities, on topics such as innovative water sanitation and hygiene programs in Latin America, water financing, innovation for equal and inclusive water and sanitation services, and water effective governance.

Focus on the Americas will feature high-profile experts with extensive experience in water and sanitation, with the goal of fostering dialogue among stakeholders from different sub-regions and sectors. For more information about the event, read the program and follow the discussion on our blog and social media.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public- and private-sector clients throughout the region. Take our virtual tour.

About the 2023 Focus on the Americas sessions

The conference is coordinated by the Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with: Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos (AySA), Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization (ACTO), CAF - Development Bank of Latin America), Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST), cewas, FEMSA Foundation, IDB Lab, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Lazos de Agua Program, Ministry of Economy and Industry of Israel, Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, National Water Commission (CONAGUA), One Drop Foundation, Organization of Americas States (OAS), RTI International, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Water For People, Water Foundry, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), World Resources Institute (WRI).

Recognizing the importance of these efforts, the Focus on the Americas Program is supported by the IDB's multi-donor fund dedicated to boosting investments in water and sanitation, contributions from partners such as the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), the Government of Austria, and the PepsiCo Foundation.


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