IDB-Israel Collaboration: Improving Capacities in Water Resource Technologies (IADB-RG-T3298)

  • Latin America and Caribbean
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  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Nov 12, 2018
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  • Water and Sanitation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.70 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.20 million
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Updated in EWS Jan 23, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank, the main objective of this Technical Cooperation (TC) is to assist IDB´s borrowing member countries in improving their knowledge and strengthening their capacity for the development and adoption of innovative technologies and management systems in the water and wastewater treatment/reuse sectors. The TC will address key water and wastewater challenges in the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC) that include: (i) reduced water availability (surface and groundwater), with extensive area in LAC experiencing high water scarcity due to extreme droughts; (ii) high water losses caused by deteriorating water infrastructure, with up to 50% of water losses in many urban water systems; (iii) insufficient development of alternative sources of water that are ecologically, economically and financially sustainable, including very limited development of desalination plants and high costs; (iv) weak regulatory frameworks and lack of capacities among water authorities, commissions and utilities to promote and adopt technological innovations; and (v) insufficient wastewater treatment and reuse programs (only 18% of wastewater is treated, and a minimal portion of this is reused) thus contributing to the deterioration of environmental conditions in water stream and bodies, and to a sub-utilization of water reuse in agriculture, industry and service sectors. 

Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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