World Toilet Summit 2019
promoted for 18 consecutive years by the World Toilet Organization (WTO), the world’s largest sanitation event, the “WORLD TOILET SUMMIT” (WTS), will have its 19th in São Paulo – Brazil. It will be the first edition in Latin America on November 17, 18 and 19, 2019 – noting that the last day of the event coincides with World Bathroom Day, celebrated by the United Nations around the world. The problem of the lack of toilets, clean water, and sewage is worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Unicef, in the 21st century, more than 1 billion people do not even have access to a toilet. Billions live in poor conditions for basic sanitation services. In Brazil there are approximately 4 million people without access to toilets – something needs to be done! Brazil also has alarming indicators of access to treated water, sewage collection, and treatment. According to official Federal Government figures, approximately 35 million people do not have access to safe drinking water – equivalent to Canada’s population – and nearly 100 million people still live in homes without access to sanitation – twice the population of Spain. 46% of the generated sewage is treated, the remainder being discharged directly into nature, increasingly degrading the natural resources and especially the water bodies. Even in the state of São Paulo, which invests more in basic sanitation and has better indicators, there are still challenges and advances to be made, including in the pollution of its rivers. As in previous editions, the event should welcome authorities from different countries, opinion makers,
Event info
Start date: November 17, 2019
End date: November 19, 2019
Organization: World Toilet Organization and Trata Brasil