WELCOME TO THE FIRST
Thanks to all speakers and participants to make this first innovation conference a success! Stay tuned for our coming events.
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The International Water Association (IWA) is an open, yet ordered platform in which both innovators and adopters of new technologies and approaches can generate creative friction. It is a place for diffusion, benchmarking and evidence.
IWA programmes develop research and projects focused on solutions for water and wastewater management; we organise world-class events that bring the latest science, technology and best practice to the water sector at large; we work to place water on the global political agenda and to influence best practice in regulation and policy making; and we do this via the IWA’s global membership.
IWA members are situated in 130 countries worldwide, forming the largest international network of water professionals working towards a water wise world.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.
The IDB’s Water and Sanitation Division seeks to accelerate the introduction of innovative solutions in the water and sanitation sector to generate reliable and inclusive services that in turn contribute to improving sustainable management and the use of these services for all. This effort will focus on supporting water, sanitation and solid waste services’ operators and managers, in the design and implementation of tools that will allow them to identify, incubate, test, implement and scale up solutions and products.