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World Toilet Day – Wastewater
19th November 2017
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals aim to reach, among many other targets, everyone with sanitation by that year, and halve the proportion of untreated wastewater and increase recycling and safe reuse. However, and to be achieve that, we need everyone’s poo to be contained, transported, treated and disposed of in a safe and sustainable way.
This 4-step journey briefly includes the following:
- Containment. Poo must be deposited into a hygienic toilet and stored in a sealed pit or tank, separated from human contact.
- Transport. Pipes or latrine emptying services must move the poo to the treatment stage.
- Treatment. Poo must be processed into treated wastewater and waste products that can be safely returned to the environment.
- Disposal or reuse. Safely treated poo can be used for energy generation or as fertilizer in food production.
Learn more about the four-step journey, download the factsheet and the infographic poster at: www.worldtoiletday.info. Similarly, to take action join IWRA’s webinar on this important day on Thursday, November 16th 2017, from 3:00pm to 4:30pm (CET). Panellists, list of topics and other details, including registration to be confirmed soon on our website as well as Twitter and Facebook.