Inter-American Development Banks seeks innovative solutions in water, sanitation, and solid waste

IDB-FEMSA Award 2020

The 2020 Inter-American Development Bank-FEMSA award will grant US$10,000 to winning innovators in each of three categories: water, sanitation, and solid waste.

The BID-FEMSA Award, granted by the IDB’s water and sanitation division and the FEMSA Foundation, recognizes each year the most innovative solutions with proven results to overcome deficiencies and challenges in the water, sanitation and solid waste management sectors. 

Many of the great innovations in history have emerged at times of greatest need. 2020 has undoubtedly been one of the most critical years for our generation. But it can also be a year of great innovations that help us overcome historical challenges, such as inequality in water, sanitation and solid waste management services.

The pandemic has made innovation in these three sectors more important now than ever, so the innovative solutions in water, sanitation and/ or solid waste that addresses the issue of Coronavirus (COVID-19) will get a special recognition award this year.

Get more information about the contest, rules, and how to apply. The call for submissions ends August 9, 2020.

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