World Toilet Organization

From Market Place I learned that today is “World Toilet Day,” an effort by the World Toilet Organization to call attention to the influence of the lack of toilets on health, the environment, and etc.

World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO is also one of the few organizations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation. Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 151 member organizations in 53 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation.

WTO was created as a global network and service platform wherein all toilet and sanitation organizations can learn from one another and leverage on media and global support that in turn can influence governments to promote sound sanitation and public health policies.

Here are relevant links: World Toilet Organization; Wikipedia entry; Market Place. Also, see Margaret Wertheim’s editorial for the Los Angeles Times.



Filed under Eco-stuff, Equity, Neighborhood, News, Science, Technology

2 responses to “World Toilet Organization

  1. David Bates

    please put me on your mailing list. FYI: I did my Ph.D. dissertation on Mexican vesion of the vietnamese double vault compost toilet. I lived and worked with NGO in southern Mexico with W&S projects in the 1980’s.

  2. Thanks for the comment. You (and perhaps another reader who read this entry) might be interested in my entry about Rose George’s book about sanitation, too.

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