Latest Sustainable sanitation Stories

2014-06-11 16:26:57

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) today announced that August 15 had been named World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) by the organization's Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117074 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people globally - about a third of the world's population - lack access to adequate sanitation. In addition, about 200 million people...

2014-03-26 12:23:19

The off-the-grid toilet aims to provide safe sanitation to rural India KOHLER, Wis., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In conjunction with World Water Day, Kohler Co. and Caltech embrace the next milestone of a more than two-year collaborative journey in the development of a photovoltaic toilet as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This next stage of the project takes the team and its two toilet units from Pasadena, California...

2013-02-20 15:23:57

It may be the 21st century, with all its technological marvels, but 6 out of every 10 people on Earth still do not have access to flush toilets or other adequate sanitation that protects the user and the surrounding community from harmful health effects, a new study has found. The research, published in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology, says the number of people without access to improved sanitation is almost double the previous estimate. Jamie Bartram and colleagues...

2012-08-20 22:17:35

People in ancient Rome 2,000 years ago had better access to clean water and sanitation that keeps disease-causing human excrement out of contact with people than many residents of the 21st century, a scientist said here today. Women in developing countries could play a major role in remedying the situation, if given the chance, she added. Jeanette A. Brown, Ph.D., spoke on the global crisis in availability of clean water and basic sanitation like toilets and sewage disposal at the 244th...

2012-06-13 14:44:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com Maintaining the world´s large river basins will be a key to bolstering the overall health and economies of the regions containing them, according to a new report by the United Nations. Despite the importance given to these major waterways, the study´s projections show that seven of the top 10 river basins are currently being used at volumes that are unsustainable. At the same time, the study reported that almost 25 percent of worldwide GDP will...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

For years, the United Nations, World Health Organization and other noted groups that are working to eradicate death and illness due to lack of sanitation have been spreading the word about these and other horrific statistics: about every 15 seconds a child dies from a waterborne-related disease; over 40 percent of the world´s population (2.6 billion people) does not have access to toilets; safe drinking water is unavailable to 1.1 billion people. In fact, the global sanitation crisis is...

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