According to WHO/UNICEF, around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.
On November 19th, World Toilet Day (WTD) draws attention to the critical challenge of managing wastewater. WTD partners raise the question, ‘Where does our poo go?’
For billions of people around the world, sanitation systems are either non-existent or ineffective. Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused. Poo gets out and killer diseases spread, meaning progress in health and child mortality is seriously undermined.
To achieve SDG 6 and especially its Target 6.2, we need everyone’s poo to be captured, transported, treated and disposed of in a safe and sustainable way.
The opportunities from using wastewater as a resource are enormous. Safely managed wastewater is an affordable and sustainable source of not only water, but energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials.
To support our members and partners global, regional and national WTD initiatives, WSSCC is pleased to share the following information and resources:
After WTD, WSSCC would like to feature our members’ events on wsscc.org and include them in the members’ newsletter. Please send information with photos and videos to email@example.com and include the subject line ‘World Toilet Day 2017’.
WSSCC and its partner the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) are pleased to announce the publication of a new brief, Using a life-cycle approach to target WASH policies and programmes, and a short video. The new brief is based on a systematic review that looked at how the life-cycle approach is incorporated into WASH programmes […]
Handwashing with soap is an amazing tool to defeat diarrheal diseases, reduce newborn and child mortality, and much more.
In keeping with the SDG principle of LNOB, WSSCC developed an MHM tool kit that can be used by women and girls with visual and hearing impairments.
WSSCC facilitated a MHM training for Tanzanian Members of Parliament (MP) from the 10th to 11th of February 2018, in Dodoma, Tanzania.