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BRAC enters sanitation Hall of Fame

At the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015, BRAC received the “Hall of Fame Award” for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in Bangladesh.

WTO presents sanitation Hall of Fame Award to BRAC

On 20 January, BRAC received the “Hall of Fame Award” for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in Bangladesh. The award was handed to Dr. Akramul Islam at the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization in the presence of Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power India.

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in providing basic sanitation services to its people. It is now estimated that throughout Bangladesh, 57% use sanitary latrines, while a mere 3% of the people still practise open defecation.

Over 8 years, the BRAC WASH programme reached more than 66 million people, about half of the rural population of Bangladesh. It has successfully worked to improve household sanitation by creating demand for hygienic latrines while supporting an extensive supply chain and local businesses. Current coverage with hygienic and adequately maintained toilets is 82% in the 152 districts where BRAC has worked. All these successes have been underpinned by a strong provision of service to the poor and ultra-poor and by a unique hygiene promotion programme focusing on universal use and sustainability of services in communities, households and schools.

IRC is a knowledge partner of BRAC WASH since 2005.

Read more at: http://www.ircwash.org/news/brac-enters-sanitation-hall-fame

Durban to host 2012 World Toilet Summit

South Africa will host the 12th annual World Toilet Summit in Durban from 3-6 December 2012. The South African Toilet Organization (SATO) is co-organsing this annual World Toilet Organization (WTO) event.

The main theme of the Summit is African Sanitation: Scaling Up – Dignity for All.

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11th World Toilet Summit, Haikou, Hainan, China, 22-24 November 2011


Organised by the World Toilet Organization and Government of Hainan Province, the theme of the 2011 World Toilet Summit is “Toilet Civilization: Health, Tourism, and Quality of Life”.

The Summit will be held in conjunction with 2011 World Toilet & Bathroom Equipment Exhibition

Programme highlights:

  • WTO Toilet Design Competition Presentation
  • Launch of International Code Council Guidelines on Public Toilets
  • Launch of World Excellence Public Toilet
  • Presentations on public toilet design and maintenance, toilets and public transport, African school toilets, urban sanitation, sanitation in slums, sanitation as a business, domestic toilets, and waste recycling
  • Launch of the construction of the new World Toilet Museum


Miss Chen, Mr. Liu, World Toilet Summit Committee 2011, 106 office in The Third Office Building, 49 Rd Haifu, Meilan area in Haikou, Code: 570204, China
E-mail: lyw65200685@126.com, tel.: 0898-65200683, 65200685, fax: 66775372

To register and for more information go the Summit web site

International Code Council World Toilet Summit, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 30 October – 3 November 2010

The 10th World Toilet Summit (WTS) will focus on the innovative designs, trends, and sustainable, market-based sanitation solutions and the huge profits businesses can realize while at the same time helping to eradicate the global sanitation crisis.

Held for the first time outside Asia, the WTS  is making its American debut in conjunction with the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition.

Organised by: World Toilet Organization and International Code Council

Conference tracks:

  • Innovations in Global Toilet Design & Applications
  • Bottom of the Pyramid and Micro Financing Market
  • Green Plumbing Applications
  • Advocacy & Potty Parity
  • Code Standards and Policies
  • Cleaning and Personal Care Services & Supplies Market

For more information go the WTS web site.

World Toilet Summit & Expo, Singapore, 2-4 December 2009


Organised by: World Toilet Organization and MP Asia

World Toilet Summit & Expo (WTSE 2009) will focus on ‘Creating the Blueprint for a Sustainable Sanitation Marketplace’. The three-day Summit will uncover urban and rural perspectives on:

  • Creating demand at the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) market
  • Designing, engineering and manufacturing of sanitation solutions
  • Training and capacity development to ensure sustainability
  • Scaling up of sustainable sanitation solutions through social financing mechanisms

The accompanying Expo will showcase sustainable sanitation solutions and urban toilet designs and technology.

Summit presentation topics include:

  • World Sanitation Financing Facility (Jon Lane, WSSCC)
  • Future of Sanitation (Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh International)
  • Strategic Partnerships in Upstreaming of Sanitation Programs (Sunoor Verma, Procube International)
  • Communication for Sanitation Development (WSSCC)
  • Sanitation Marketing
  • Sustainable Sanitation Alliance
  • Standards & Policies (International Code Council, ICC)
  • School Sanitation
  • Design Workshop – Design & Technology for Built Environment and Developing Cities
    Panel Discussion: A dialogue on the future of sanitation finance (World Toilet Organization)
  • Financing Sanitation (led by Asian Development Bank)
  • Social Entrepreneurship : A Sanitation Economy
  • Real Corporate Citizenship

For more information and to register go to the WTSE 2009 web site

CNN – Toilet training: Taking sanitation seriously

buckettoilet(CNN) — The number of people worldwide without access to a toilet — no public restroom, no outhouse, no latrine, no smallest room — is a whopping 2.6 billion. That’s four out of ten people.

According to the World Toilet Organization, 2.2 million people, predominantly children, die every year from diarrhea — more than from malaria, from AIDS, from TB. That number dwarfs any casualties related to violent conflict.

These figures are intrinsically related. The underestimation of fecal contamination is staggering, sobering — and unfortunately, silencing.

Singaporean social-entrepreneur Jack Sim founded the non-profit World Toilet Organization (“the other WTO”) in 2001, as a support network for all existing organizations.

It now includes 151 members from 53 countries, which meet once a year to network, discuss sanitation issues and work together toward “eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation.”

Goal number one: Making sanitation speakable. “What we don’t discuss, we can’t improve,” insists Sim.

This year, the World Toilet Summit & Expo 2008 was held from November 4-6 in Macau under the theme “Driving Sustainable Sanitation through Market-Based Initiatives.”

More – CNN News

World Toilet Summit & Expo + World Sanitation Fund Forum, 4-6 Nov 2008, Macau

In support of the United Nations International Year of Sanitation, the World Toilet Organization (WTO), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, is organising:

World Toilet Summit & Expo.

  • An initiative from WTO since 2001, the World Toilet Summit is an annual gathering of experts with focused discussions that promote clean toilets, sanitation issues and hygiene.
  • The first World Toilet Expo & Forum was held in Shanghai in 2005, and thereafter in Bangkok in 2006. It features innovative and practical solutions from leading industry names.

World Sanitation Fund Forum

  • The World Sanitation Fund is a joint initiative of WTO and Ashoka Innovators of the Public.

Conference web site