Tuesday, 6 November 2007

World Toilet Summit 2007

The World Toilet Summit has just wrapped up in New Delhi. Supported by the great people at the World Toilet Organisation, the summit was a platform for government organisations, non-government organisations, town-planners, architects and UN bodies to develop strategies to alleviate the (developing) world's sanitation problems.

What problems, you ask?

The summit organisers state that "2.6 billion people, more than 40% of the world population, do not use a toilet, but defecate in the open or in unsanitary places. The Millennium Development Goal-7, Target-10 has been set up, to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation which is still a colossal task before the world community".

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