Wastewater as a resource, not as waste: Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Water Week

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank is coordinating the Latin American and the Caribbean sessions during the World Water Week in Sweden’s capital, focusing on the need to adopt wastewater reuse practices to meet the region’s present and future water needs STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to lead a revolution in the management of wastewater as a resource by reusing it in agricultural and industrial activities, and by promoting circular economy models while at the same time striving to meet Sustainable Development Goal

IDB rewards the most successful good practices and experiences in water and sanitation in the Americas

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 03:00
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has opened a call to identify the best practices and experiences in drinking water provision, sanitary network improvements, and sustainable solid-waste treatment in Latin America, the Caribbean and North America.  In its role as coordinator of the World Water Forum’s Process of Regional Dialogue for the Americas to be held in 2018 in Brazil, the IDB is organizing a contest to act as an incentive for fresh ideas to tackle a problem affecting millions of people in the hemisphere. 

IDB and FEMSA Foundation launch water, sanitation and waste management innovation awards

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 03:00
The IDB-FEMSA Awards offer four prizes of US$10,000 and US$5,000 to innovative solutions to the problems of access to drinking water, sanitary services, and final disposal of solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. Creating innovative solutions to provide drinking water, build or improve existing sanitation networks, and manage solid waste in a sustainable way is paramount for improving the lives of millions of people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Multilateral Development Banks to meet in Washington, D.C. April 22 for the Global Infrastructure Forum 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 03:00
Harnessing public and private resources to deliver inclusive, sustainable infrastructure worldwide Increasing access to, and enhancing the quality of, basic infrastructure services remains a critical challenge, especially in developing countries.

Multilateral Development Banks to meet in Washington, D.C. April 22 for the 2nd Global Infrastructure Forum

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 03:00
Annual gathering focuses on finding ways to harness public and private resources to deliver inclusive, sustainable infrastructure worldwide Top officials from Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), the United Nations and the G-20 will meet Apr. 22 to discuss opportunities to harness public and private resources to improve infrastructure worldwide, especially in less-developed countries, and to ensure that investments are environmentally, social and economically sustainable.

The Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of Spain expand their historic collaboration

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 03:00
ASUNCION, Paraguay - Leaders from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Spain gathered in Asunción, Paraguay today to sign a new co-financing framework agreement.

Registration opens for major event on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 03:00
Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 15-16 Registration is open for Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, the biggest regional forum on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 15-16, 2016. Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Demand Solutions will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds in the fields of health, water and sanitation, and female entrepreneurship in STEMs.

ECLAC, CAF and IDB Launch Database on Infrastructure Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 03:00
INFRALATAM presents figures from 15 of the region’s countries for the 2008-2013 period The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the CAF–Development Bank of Latin America, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) are making available as of today the INFRALATAM website that offers figures on infrastructure investments made in countries of the region.

International experts to discuss water and sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, August 29, 2016 - 03:00
The event “Eye on Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held on Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31, as part of the Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) 2016 World Water Week, with the presence of high-profile experts and panelists from government agencies, water utilities, international organizations, universities, private sector, and donor agencies, among others. Discussions will address four topics:

Open Call for Innovative Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Startups

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 03:00
Call will be open until July 5 The Inter-American Development Bank is issuing an open call for startups to participate in the Venture Night of the seventh edition of Demand Solutions – Ideas to Improve Lives. On this occasion, we will be seeking to reward innovative startups working on water, sanitation, hygiene and health projects. We are searching for startups that can present solutions, products or services in one of the following categories: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: