Dutch Toilet gaat van 28 tot 30 juni op uitnodiging van de Bill en Melinda Gates Foundation naar de First Workshop on Next Generation Toilets in Singapore om een inbreng te brengen op de ontwikkeling van een standaard voor duurzame oplossingen voor sanitaire voorzieningen voor gebieden waar geen toegang tot dergelijke faciliteiten is.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 2.5 billion people have no access to safe, clean toilets. The consequences are drastic: poor sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths from diarrhea each year.
Next generation “reinvented toilets” remove pathogens and do not require traditional infrastructure, such as sewer, water connection, or electricity. They also cost less than 5 cents per user, which would provide an opportunity for developing countries to utilize safer, cleaner and cost-efficient toilet alternatives.
As part of a multi-phased initiative to facilitate the development of a globally recognized consensus standard for safer, cleaner reinvented toilets, ANSI – with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – will hold an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) workshop on sustainable non- sewered sanitation systems in the last week of June.
The IWA will serve as the first step toward the goal of developing an international standard that will ensure safety aspects of next generation toilets, and that the treated discharged products pose no user, operator health, or environment risks.
The standard would be applicable to individual and community sanitation systems that are self-contained, meet defined discharge requirements, and aim for sustainability.