World Toilet Day in Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park
Vatnajökull National Park will have a special educational walk in Skaftafell on November 19th. The occasion is the World Toilet Day which is held yearly by UN Water. UN´s Sustainable Development Goal 6 has a target to eliminate open defecation and ensure everyone has access to sustainable sanitation services. Today, 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 673 million still practise open defecation. Safely managed sanitation is important for health, children, safety and the environment. Can you imagine daily life without safely managed sanitation? Clean water and safely managed sanitation should be in focus in development of national parks and other tourist attractions. A ranger will receive guests by the visitor centre at 13:30 and take the group around the area and dive deep into the toilets so to speak. The ranger will bring up questions concerning water, nature protection and park management, like how would it be to visit Skaftafell if there were no toilets? And how many rolls of toilet paper is used each year? Everyone is welcome to participate, and the program will be free of charge except for the service fee charged in Skaftafell. The walk will take about an hour.
Start date: November 19, 2019
End date: November 19, 2019
Organization: Vatnajökull National Park