A Better ToiletFor A Cleaner World
Thoughts From the Fair on World Water Day
While it is true that we’ve been surrounded by toilets, emerging technologies, people in inflatable poop suits and have enjoyed talks on the best ways to deal with number one and Mister Poo, we haven’t lost sight at all of what today is: World Water Day.
We all know what happens up-stream has a real impact down-stream. We know this right? Of course we do. Or do we?
Surprisingly, public health and sanitation and water resource management are often treated as somewhat separate domains. Part of the reason is that the data is limited, as well as the existing challenge of quantifying the impact that the sheer amount of Mister Poo has on vast bodies of water and water resources.
Put simply, we can do better.
The good news is that we are. One of the key features of many of the toilets here at the fair is water conservation and dealing with solid and liquid waste in new efficient and sustainable ways. Everyone here has worked very hard to create a better toilet that uses the least amount of water that it can, all while handling waste in a better, cleaner way with great focus on keeping waste out of the water supply so that there’s more clean water left for all those that use it.
A better toilet isn’t the entire answer of course, but it’s a good chunk of it. We are just happy (and honored) to be surrounded by like-minded people (as well as the extremely wonderful Mrs Toilet and Raya) aiming to be part of the solution.
To us it’s a no-brainer that World Water Day coincides with Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India. The two are linked in so many ways.