Integrating Innovative Solutions in Water and Sanitation Utilities: Lessons from Innovation Pilots in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Adler Brzezinski, Ilan
Jul 2023
Minatta, Alejandro; Cohen Mizrav, Hila; Basani, Marcello
Innovation in the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector can contribute to achieving the goal of availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. However, innovation initiatives in the WSS sector in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region face significant challenges. WSS utilities and service providers, in particular, have shown marginal levels of innovation, low integration of innovation into their business practices, and low levels of new technology adoption. This technical note presents findings from an analysis of innovation pilots in WSS utilities and provides practical and actionable knowledge that may contribute to facilitating the adoption and integration of innovative solutions for WSS in LAC.