Toilets for $10 or less are accelerating progress towards a major goal: Sanitation for all

Toilets for $10 or less are accelerating progress towards a major goal: Sanitation for all. Eureka Alert, September 21, 2017.

X-runner staff carrying waste in Peru.

X-runner staff carrying waste in Peru.

Five projects funded under new ‘Urban Sanitation Challenge’ address dangers of inadequate sanitation worldwide, which disproportionately affect women and girls

New York City — The Water Innovation Engine, a pioneering partnership led by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to stimulate bold new ideas and approaches in the water sector, today launched the global “Urban Sanitation Challenge” with the announcement of a multi-million dollar investment in five projects.

The projects include an innovative line of affordable plastic toilets equipped with a simple, gravity-powered self-closing trapdoor that makes pit latrine outhouses safer, more sanitary and less unpleasant.

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