On the United Nations World Water Day, the Inter-American Development Bank questions the sustainability of the current paradigm for water resources and sanitation management in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Building large and costly infrastructure projects has not closed the inequality gaps in access to water in the region. 31% of households are not connected to a sanitary sewer system. The disruption of hydrological cycles due to climate change and poor watershed management leads to great uncertainty and water stress in the system.
That is why HydroBID models contribute to integrated water resource management based on scientific evidence and future estimations. With this information, initiatives such as the Latin American Water Funds Alliance can finance green infrastructure programs that help change the current paradigm of water and sanitation management.