World Toilet Day – everyday?

Dani is employed by Monash University as a Research Fellow. Her current work is funded as part of the AusAID Australian Development Research Awards Scheme. She is also affiliated with Engineers Without Borders, where she is Editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Engineering.

The paper she has written asks some hard questions about toilets …from the bottom up.

Why does one third of the world’s population have inadequate sanitation?

We, “the experts”, have already spent billions of dollars on this. So why haven’t we succeeded in giving more people in developing countries access to toilets?

If you are used to relieving yourself in nature, why would you listen to these “experts” telling you that it is “healthier” to lock yourself in a small, foul-smelling box, even if it was given to you for free?

Read the paper by clicking here.