WATER AND SANITATION

WATER AND SANITATION

CLEAN WATERS FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
FIVE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WATER AND SANITATION
  • 1

    We offer solutions that address water, sanitation, solid waste management together with health and hygiene. education, gender and other environmental and social issues.

  • 2

    We work with water utilities to improve access to quality services, governance and efficiency.

  • 3

    We focus on protecting water basins and promoting cleaner urban spaces.

     

  • 4

    We promote the inclusion of a gender focus and climate change considerations in policies and projects.

  • 5

    We promote community involvement, especially in planning, design, execution, and maintenance of services.

SECTOR FRAMEWORK

The goal proposed by this Sector Framework is to support the countries in achieving universal access to sustainable, high-quality WSA services and to prioritize the following principles which shall govern the Bank's actions: (i) achieve universal access to the services, improving opportunities for the low-income and most vulnerable population (women, indigenous and afro-descendant people), and increasing the quality of the services; (ii) promote comprehensive solutions, where in addition to providing infrastructure, actions for the institutional strengthening actions are implemented for the utilities and a sector governance framework, and promote financing schemes for the proper operation and maintenance of the services; (iii) promote multisector interventions, deepening the articulation with other sectors seeking more social and economic impacts; and (iv) reinforce the concept of water security in the WSA sector, to have resources of adequate quality and quantity for all uses and reduce the risk of disasters, taking into consideration climate change effects.

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