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YOUR INNOVATION AND/OR CHALLENGE MATTER

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The open call for the Ideas into Action Award invites water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean to present their implemented innovations.

This year, the call is also inviting utilities to submit challenges that can be tackled through innovative solutions on smart technologies, desalination, water reuse and/or management.

In 2020, the two Ideas into Action Award categories are.

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CATEGORIES

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For successful and fully implemented innovations developed by water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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For water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean facing challenges that can be solved through the implementation of innovative smart technologies, desalinization, water reuse and/or management pilots.

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Innovative Excellence

We are looking for successful and fully implemented innovations developed water and/or sanitation utilities, which have been tested and implemented; and have had a positive impact in one of the following categories:

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Environmental and
social innovation

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Technological
innovation

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Process
innovation

If your utility has implemented an innovative program, practice, product, or service in the environmental, social, technological, or procedural area in WATER and/or SANITATION, this category is for you!

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You could win:

Implementation of AquaRating+ and training, promotion, visibility, and dissemination activities.

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Challenges

For water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean facing challenges that can be tackled through innovative pilots in the smart technologies, desalination, water reuse and/or management areas

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Smart
Technologies
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Infrastructure
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Desalination

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Wastewater
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Innovations in
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services

If your utility presents a challenge in WATER and/or SANITATION that can be solved through the implementation of innovative technologies in one or more of the innovation areas described, this category is for you!

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You could win:

Technical assistance and advice, prefeasibility/feasibility studies, business plans, and training, as well as the implementation of a pilot project focused on solving the targeted challenge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

General questions

  • Yes. Water and/or sanitation utilities can apply to one or both categories of the 2020 Ideas into Action Award. Make sure to review the terms and conditions of each of these categories and submit your innovation and/or challenge proposal in the respective category.

    CATEGORY: INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE.
    For innovations implemented by water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean. Up to a maximum of three (3) innovations per utility.

    CATEGORY: CHALLENGES.
    For water and/or sanitation utilities in Latin America and the Caribbean facing challenges that can be solved through innovative solutions in smart technologies, desalination, reuse and/or management. Up to a maximum of two (2) challenges per utility.

  • The application(s) to the two categories may be submitted in any of the IDB's four official languages: Spanish, French, English, or Portuguese.

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Contact us

Do you have any questions?If you have any questions, you can
contact us at agua@iadb.org or argentina@socialab.com