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World Water Week 2020: the IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean

The IDB leads the Focus on Latin America and the Caribbean at the most important global meeting of the water and sanitation sector, with a call to mitigate the effects of change climate

The World Water Week, sponsored by the Stockholm International Water Institute, the most important global meeting of the year for the water and sanitation sector, began with a call to take concrete and decisive actions to mitigate the effects of climate change and its consequences on the availability of water resources for the present and the future.

The IDB coordinates the Focus on the Americas during World Water Week, a role that has played for the past five years. On this occasion the discussions, which will take place virtually; will analyze in depth the effects that climate change has already had on our water resources, but above all, the initiatives that various actors have launched to mitigate it. 

The Focus on the Americas sessions will take place from Tuesday, August 25 to Thursday, August 27, and will be available at no cost to the public through the Zoom platform. The full agenda is available at this link.

All sessions will be held in Spanish and will have simultaneous interpretation into English, Portuguese and French. The themes and times of the sessions are as follows:

Tuesday, August 25:
Without Amazon, without Water: Climate change in the tropical forest
9:00 - 9:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
10:00 - 10:45 (CHI, BOL)
11:00 - 11:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.

In Abundance of Scarcity: Guaranteeing water in times of drought
10:00 - 10:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
11:00 - 11: 45 (CHI, BOL)
12:00 - 12:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.


Wednesday August 26:
Showcase: Technology for Water: HydroBID digital innovation for water security
10:00 - 10:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
11:00 - 11:45 (CHI, BOL)
12: 00 - 12:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.

Showcase: Water Funds: Reserves for future droughts
12:00 - 12:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
13:00 - 13:45 (CHI, BOL)
14:00 - 14:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.

Seminar: “Build Back Better”: Where's My Climate Finance Money? Post-COVID Considerations
13:00 - 13:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
14:00 - 14:45 (CHI, BOL)
15:00 - 15:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.


Thursday, August 27:
Unlocking Climate and Mixed Financing for Resilient Solutions
10: 00 - 10:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
11:00 - 11:45 (CHI, BOL)
12:00 - 12:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.

Mobilizing the Wheels of Innovation: Private Sector Action for Water
12:00 - 12:45 (COL, MEX, PER)
13:00 - 13:45 (CHI, BOL)
14:00 - 14:45 (ARG, BRA)
Register here.

The Focus on the Americas 2020 is coordinated by the Inter-American Development Bank in collaboration with: Organization of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (OTCA), Water for People, CAF- Development Bank of Latin America, World Resources Institute (WRI), FEMSA Foundation , Water.org, RTI International, PepsiCo Foundation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Latin American Water Fund Alliance, Organization of American States (OAS), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), National Water Commission (CONAGUA) , Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Fundación Chile (FCH), Hydronia and the Municipality of Santa Fe (Argentina).

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank's mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and offers policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private clients throughout the region.