How to Solve the World’s Toilet Crisis

From Lisa Biagiotti;

I’m the producer of the documentary “The World’s Toilet Crisis” — which airs on Current TV this Wednesday.

It’s a documentary for all of us who use toilets and take them for granted !

But let’s not forget the 2.6 billion of us — 40% of the world’s population — who don’t use toilets and defecate anywhere we can — in streets, open fields, river banks and, most dangerously, in the very water we drink. As a result of open defecation, more than 2 million people — including 1.5 million children — die from complications of chronic diarrhea every year.

There’s no shortage of attention to the water crisis, but to be blunt, the real reason the water’s dirty is because there’s shit in the water.

So, on this week’s episode of Vanguard, we tackle the toilet crisis. We travel to India, Singapore and Indonesia to understand why people don’t use toilets and what’s being done to solve this silent (but deadly) epidemic.

Here’s the trailer:

The World’s Toilet Crisis” airs on Current TV ( this Wednesday, June 9 at 10/9c (and at 10 p.m. pst).

Current TV channels by cable provider:
Time Warner (103 or 142)
Comcast (107 or 125)
Direct TV (358)
Verizon FiOS (192)
Dish (196)

You can also catch it the following day on Hulu —

Or, download it from iTunes —

If you watch it, I’d recommend NOT sitting down in front of the tube with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a warm glass of milk. Actually, I’d suggest not eating while watching (period).

3 responses to “How to Solve the World’s Toilet Crisis

  1. Pingback: La crise des toilettes dans le monde - Un article de Le Blog d’Albert Amgar

  2. DEVILLARD Daniel M.

    Here, in France, we are not aware of this serious problem. Make it known ! And encourage persons who work on it.

  3. I’ve created a website for this topic, set up as simple info graphics for viewers.

    If you’d like to see it:

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