May 2018
Author(s): Fernández, Diego; Basani, Marcello
El presente documento está compuesto por cuatro secciones: la primera presenta la evolución histórica del sector en el país, considerando sus aspectos institucionales, los cambios introducidos por la…
May 2018
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
Sustainable Development Goal #6 (SDG6) set ambitious sanitation and wastewater treatment targets. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries have committed to achieving them by 2030.…
Jul 2017
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
As part of World Water Week (WWW) held in Stockholm in August 2016, the IDB organized, in coordination with several partners, a set of three sessions (referred to as “Eye on LAC”) highlighting the…
Feb 2017
Author(s): García Larumbe, Javier; Garcia Merino, Lucio Javier; Sasaki, Keisuke
La División de Agua y Saneamiento (INE/WSA) del BID lanzó en el año 2011 una herramienta para apoyar a las empresas operadoras de agua potable y alcantarillado sanitario en la identificación y…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Bancalari, Antonella; Gertner, Gastón; Martinez, Sebastian
El acceso a soluciones de saneamiento mejorado y a fuentes de agua segura continúa siendo uno de los principales desafíos de política pública en Bolivia. Según la información del último censo de 2012…
Aug 2016
Author(s): von Sperling, Marcos
The major focus of this report is the description and critical analysis of the main wastewater treatment processes used in Brazil. Special emphasis is given to small to medium size communities with…
May 2016
Author(s): Quiroga, Ricardo; Perazza, Maria Claudia; Corderi, David; Banerjee, Onil; Cotta, Jamie; Watkins, Graham George; López Sancho, José Luis
This work is divided in three parts. The first is an assessment of thepresent state of performance in the management of the environment and
the natural capital of the region. This section will…
May 2016
Author(s): Quiroga, Ricardo; Perazza, Maria Claudia; Corderi, David; Banerjee, Onil; Cotta, Jamie; Watkins, Graham George; López Sancho, José Luis
Este trabajo se divide en tres partes, además de esta introducción. En primerlugar se presenta un diagnóstico sobre el estado actual del desempeño de
la gestión ambiental y del capital natural…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Garzón, Camilo; Sturzenegger, Germán
Durante la Semana Mundial del Agua 2015, convocada por el Instituto Internacional del Agua de Estocolmo (SIWI), se discutieron, bajo el liderazgo del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID), los…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
A healthy environment is made up of many elements that are indispensable for our physical and spiritual health, our cultural wellbeing, and our happiness. Among these are, of course, breatheable air…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Un entorno saludable es aquel que nos proporciona los elementos indispensables para nuestra salud física y espiritual, nuestro bienestar cultural y nuestra felicidad. Entre ellos se encuentran, por…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
En gran parte, somos agua ¿Verdadero o falso? Por extraño que suene ¡Es verdad! Nuestros cuerpos están constituidos en un 75% por agua. De hecho, hay animales como las medusas cuyos organismos pueden…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Los humanos, al igual que todos los seres vivos, somos sistemas abiertos. Somos parte ¿no separada¿ de nuestro medio ambiente, e intercambiamos continuamente materiales, energía e información con él…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Saavedra, Guillermo; Garcia, Mariela
Chile has a long tradition in Community Management of water supply and sanitation at the rural areas. However, 80 percent of rural areas don't have access to waste water treatment, with the risk…
Sep 2015
Author(s): Saavedra, Guillermo; Garcia, Mariela
Chile tiene una larga tradición en Gestión Comunitaria del suministro de agua y del saneamiento en zonas rurales. Sin embargo, el 80% de las mismas carece de acceso al tratamiento de aguas residuales…
Dec 2014
Author(s): Cahn, Doug; Clifford, Robert
The apparel industry in Haiti is poised to move beyond the "cut and sew" processes which have characterized its operations to the present time. Chemical usage has largely been limited to…
Apr 2014
Author(s): Titan Engineering, Inc.
The primary objective of this Technical Note is to provide guidance to utility companies either for improving the operations-phase implementation of a current environmental management system or for…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
This Sustainability Report details sustainability progress and performance of the IDB against our commitments throughout the 2013 fiscal year. The report details our progress on investing in and…