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  • Searching for cities that are better prep...

    Latin America needs a new comprehensive approach that contributes to reducing the incalculable loss of human life and property damage caused by earthquakes, floods or hurricanes.

  • 10 successful interventions in Latin Amer...

    Through the exchange of experiences among mayors and the accompaniment of CAF - Development Bank of Latin America- through the "Cities with a Future" program, several urban interventions have been c...

  • Latin America: good water management to r...

    A good management of water would help reduce poverty and promote economic growth, which is essential in the current deceleration environment affecting the region 

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We promote coverage of potable water and sanitation, management and watershed protection, agricultural development and irrigation, drainage and flood control, through studies, financing and investment programs in order to improve the quality of life population according to the particular needs of each country.

CAF approved USD 1.865 billion to promote the development of infrastructures and social improvements in latin Americaimg - CAF approved USD 1.865 billion to promote the development of infrastructures and social improvements in latin America22 de July de 2016

The Board of the multilateral organization approved nine loans to implement development projects in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay

CAF approves loans to Argentina totaling USD 220 million

04 de July de 2017

The first loan of USD 120 million will be used to prevent and mitigate the effects of flooding in the area of influence of the River Lujan in Buenos Aires province, while the second, amounting to USD 100 million, will contribute to institu...

Infrastructure, innovation, and water, among CAF's priorities in Uruguay

11 de May de 2017

CAF's Executive President, Luis Carranza, went on his first visit to Uruguay, where he met with Mario Bergara, President of the Central Bank, and Pablo Ferreri, Undersecretary for the Economy and Finances. 

With CAF's "water bonds", Japanese investors contribute to the development of Latin America

24 de January de 2017

CAF, Development Bank of Latin America, carried out the third issue of bonds to finance exclusively water related projects. The placement consisted of 220.2 million Brazilian Reales at a three year term, for Japanese retail...

Water security. key to preserve economic and social stability in the planet

06 de September de 2016

The second edition of the Water Dialogues , held in  Madrid, brought together renowned global experts and strengthened cooperation between Latin America and Spain 

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knowledge
II Water Dialogues: Challenges for water security
The II Water Dialogues promoted a debate on water security in Latin America and Spain, emphasizing the challenges that must be faced from a perspective of cooperation between the regions 
El Niño: What can be done to mitigate its effects on the water and sanitation sector?
Latin America faces a challenge with respect to urban drainage: changing from the sanitation approach toward a technical and comprehensive public policy approach. How are the risks implied by ...
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Latin America moves towards a comprehensive management of water
Latin America has better water and sanitation conditions than 20 years ago, but it must improve the provision to reach the universalization of these services 
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Latin America: understanding rural reality, key to universal access to potable water
According to a new report, the region must understand the situation of rural inhabitants to be able to develop public policies that guarantee universal and safe access to water and sanitation ...
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Efficient irrigation strengthens ecologic agriculture
An efficient use of water in agriculture is the most important factor to improve sustainability in areas where the resource is scarce. Technology is a crucial factor in the management of seeds ...
events
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World Water Week
CAF will act as Key Collaborating Partner at the most important annual event on water issues globally: The World Water Week.
II Water Dialogues Latin America and Spain
On September 6th, leaders of the public and private sectors in Latin America and Spain will debate about the most effective actions to improve the management and infrastructure of water on bot...
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World Water Week
In the framework of the 2016 World Water Week, activities will take place focused on the challenges of managing the water resources of Latin America and the Caribbean 
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"Water and sanitation in the new Latin American rurality"
The first event to present the new CAF publication regarding rural water and sanitation will be in La Paz, Bolivia. This book is a tool for the sector's authorities and experts. 
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Latinosan 2016
Forum for political and technical discussions to coordinate decision-making and an improvement of the distribution of resources for sanitation in Latin America 
visiones
La paradoja de la escasez de agua en América Latina
A pesar contar con abundantes decursos hídricos, en América Latina existe una cultura de uso ineficiente del agua en casi todos los ámbitos en los que se utiliza. 
Ventajas de las APP para el sector del agua en América Latina
Es urgente encontrar nuevas fuentes y mecanismos de financiamiento para el sector del agua y saneamiento que incluyan al sector privado.
El agua, un vínculo para el desarrollo entre América Latina y España
En su momento España recabó los fondos para gestionar eficientemente sus recursos hídricos y ofrecer servicios estables y de calidad. Su ejemplo puede ser útil para la región, en la que 34 mil...
Desarrollo a ambos lados del Atlántico
La relación entre América Latina y España ofrece beneficios mutuos en gestión del agua, cambio climático y desarrollo económico  
Conciencia y compromiso ambiental para mitigar inundaciones urbanas
Para mitigar el efecto de las inundaciones en las ciudades es importante fomentar el compromiso ambiental entre los habitantes.