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. 

The musical flow of Paraguay’s H2O Orchestra in Washington, DC

April 29, 2015
A unique orchestra playing music from instruments made of recycled materials related to water  The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) a member of the IDB Group, present the Washington, DC debut of the Paraguayan H2O Orchestra, which, through its original and innovative musical offerings, raises awareness about water conservation and responsible use of recyclable materials such as pipes, water containers, hoses, and vessels. 

What does a trivia game have to do with the IDB?

December 01, 2014
QuizUp joins forces with the Inter-American Development Bank to promote climate change awareness The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and QuizUp invite you to test your knowledge in climate change related issues with a new trivia topic in one of the world’s fastest growing games. Each round consists of seven timed questions developed by IDB’s in-house specialists.

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”.

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.

IDB announces 25 young people chosen for Social Innovation for Development Program

October 21, 2013
Organized along with Verb Inc., Dell Social Innovation Challenge and Ashoka, the program aims to create a network of young social innovators working to development their communities

IDB presents Paraguay's Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura

August 14, 2013
In the barrios of Paraguay, music arises from the garbage heaps and children find new dreams The Inter-American Developmant Bank's Water and Sanitation Division, the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), and the Cultural Center of the Office of External Relations proudly present the Orquesta De Instrumentos Reciclados (Orchestra of Recycled Instruments) of Cateura, Paraguay in their D.C. debut on August 27, 2013.

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.

IDB announces partner institutions for the 2012 Cultural Development Program

August 08, 2012
Partner institutions include artistic and cultural institutions and organizations of the Civil Society The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has selected 50 partner institutions to receive financing and technical assistance for cultural development projects in 26 countries. These projects will receive grants under the Cultural Development Program, designed to support artistic and creative endeavors.