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

August 28, 2017
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 6

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

August 10, 2017
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. 

Miami’s Little Haiti Cultural Center presents the IDB documentary “Water Everlasting?”

October 14, 2014
What will it take to keep water flowing in Haiti? Who pays the bills? How can the Haitians take charge? In 2014, the Inter-American Development Bank explored those very questions in its documentary “Water Everlasting? The battle to secure Haiti’s most essential resource”.

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

April 24, 2014
The exhibition includes photographs of 30 families in 24 countries, to understand humankind’s oldest social activity: eating "Hungry Planet", a photographic exhibition by the photojournalits Peter Menzel and the writer Faith D'Aluisio, presented by the Infrastructure and Environment Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a visual walk-through portraying eating habits of different families around the world.

IDB Hosts Premiere of Water Everlasting? The Battle to Secure Haiti’s Most Essential Resource

January 10, 2014
What will it take to keep water flowing in Haiti? Who pays the bills? How can the Haitians take charge? On Tuesday, January 14, at 5:00 p.m., the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will premiere its documentary Water Everlasting?, which seeks to answer these questions and more about the challenges of turning around Haiti’s public water service.

BID-FEMSA Water and Sanitation Award Ceremony 2013

November 13, 2013
The Award recognizes organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean which have implemented innovative and effective solutions, with proven results in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste.

IDB and FEMSA Foundation reward the best projects for water and sanitation in Latin America and the Caribbean

September 21, 2012
The award recognizes institutions in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico for its innovative and effective solutions Municipal institutions and NGOs in Bolivia, Brazil and Mexico won the BID-FEMSA Foundation annual Awards, granted to outstanding experiences in the management of water, sanitation and solid waste in Latin America and the Caribbean. The BID-FEMSA Awards ceremony was held on Tuesday September 18 during the III Latin American Community Water Management, in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador.

Haiti, IDB agree on actions to speed up projects

August 13, 2012
At a meeting with President Martelly, Prime Minister Lamothe and cabinet ministers The government of Haiti and the Inter-American Development Bank have agreed on a series of plans of action to accelerate the execution of projects in six key sectors: agriculture, education, energy, transport, water and sanitation and private sector development.

Spain officially approved its contribution to the SM2015 Initiative

December 05, 2011
MADRID, Spain - The Government of Spain has officially finalized its contribution to the Salud Mesoamérica 2015 Initiative for an amount of $42 million, to be disbursed between 2012 and 2016.

IDB President Moreno to visit Haiti, May 14-15

May 13, 2010
Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno will visit Port-au-Prince May 14-15 to hold talks with Haitian authorities about the IDB’s long-term support for Haiti’s reconstruction. The IDB is the leading source of multilateral assistance for Haiti. Its Board of Governors recently agreed to cancel Haiti’s pending debt and to provide more than $2 billion in grants to the country over the coming decade.