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31 Mar 2014

Raining down prizes

The fifth annual Water and Sanitation Prize for Latin America and the Caribbean by FEMSA and the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB-FEMSA) was awarded to the Cooperativa de Servicios de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado Sanitario (COOPLAN), of Bolivia, in the category of Water Management; Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM), of Colombia, in Sanitation Management; and the Autoridad en Gestión de Residuos Sólidos of Belize, for Solid Waste Management.

The award-winning projects in each category applied best practices for achieving effective, efficient water management. The winners will receive training grants from the Water Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (CdA), an initiative that FEMSA Foundation began in 2008. The award ceremony was held on November 13, 2013, at the Monterrey, Mexico campus of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM).