“Duke’s Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India”

“Duke’s Community-Based Toilet System Begins Testing in India”

Above picture: A textile mill in Coimbatore, India, where the prototype sanitation system is being tested in a real-world setting. Credit – Shamsheer Yousaf

Researchers at Duke University have installed an experimental “reinvented toilet” at a textile mill in Coimbatore, India, to serve as a real-world testing site.

The leaders of the new decentralized waste processing system hope that the trial will lead to commercialized solutions produced through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge.

“China to get extreme toilet makeover to boost tourism”

“China to get extreme toilet makeover to boost tourism”

A recent article published on CNN Travel talks about the recent push to drastically improve the public toilet systems throughout China in an effort to boost tourism.

President Xi Jinping has fully embraced his country’s recent toilet revolution (which launched in 2015):

Voicing the concerns of many a wary traveler, the communist leader said clean toilets were the cornerstone of a civilized society and would help boost travel to China as well as improving the hygiene of the masses.

UN-Water Releases 2017 GLAAS Report….

UN-Water Releases 2017 GLAAS Report….

Last month, UN-Water released their 2017 GLAAS Report (GLOBAL ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF SANITATION)

The report represents analysis from 75 countries and 25 external support agencies focusing on issues having to do with financing universal access to water and sanitation under the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).