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Special Coverage: World Toilet Day

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Sat, 19 Nov 2011 00:18 GMT
Author: AlertNet
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Across the globe one billion people lack clean drinking water and 2.6 billion live without access to hygienic sanitation facilities. Each day, an average of 5,000 children die of preventable water and sanitation related diseases, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 

STORIES

Aid cash must double to tackle sanitation crisis - WaterAid - AlertNet

Toilet-talk taboo hinders sanitation crisis fight - expert - AlertNet

 

BLOGS

MULTIMEDIA - Why talk about toilets? Guy Collender, SHARE

Commitment to everyone: My wish for World Toilet Day - Ned Breslin, Water For People

Investment in sanitation is essential - Tom Slaymaker, WaterAid

Building a latrine in timelapse - Oxfam

Stop flushing your rights away - U.N. expert

Could you live without a toilet? - LabourList

 

OTHER LINKS

 

- From Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE):

Eyewitness Bangladesh: Sanitation and hygiene, challenges & solutions - Guy Collender, SHARE

Video of sanitation and hygiene challenges in Bangladesh - SHARE

 

 

- From Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:

Reinvent the Toilet Challenge

Infographic on reinventing the toilet

Fact Sheet on newest grants (including one titled Sanitation as a Business)

Water and health conference: Frank Rijsberman

 

- Thomson Reuters Foundation at World Water Week 2011 - Stockholm:

Collaboration key tool in promoting transparency in water industry - TrustLaw

GRUBS grabs socio-economic and sanitation data for better water transparency - TrustLaw

Stockholm meeting to stir debate over global water crisis - AlertNet

Urban planning key to solve sanitation problems - Joan Clos, U.N. Habitat - AlertNet

Fixing urban water problems requires joint effort - WaterAid chief executive - AlertNet

Kenya fund aims to get 1.4 million people sanitation by 2013 - AlertNet

Kenya pro-poor web data empowers for better water access - AlertNet

Sustainable sanitation supplants chemical fertiliser with human waste - AlertNet

U.N. World Water Development Report: repositioning views on water - AlertNet

WaterAid to push for universality, food security at World Water Week - AlertNet

INTERVIEW: UNDP progress on post-conflict Liberia water, sanitation project - AlertNet

Ganges Basin findings warrant further investigation - expert - AlertNet

Building trust improves Kenyan water services - TrustLaw

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