17th to 19th, November
Renaissance Hotel - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ever since its conception in 2001, the World Toilet Organisation has been part of several advocacy and awareness initiatives with the World Toilet Summit being one of the key elements. Summit is in its 19th year, it has been hosted in 15 cities with some cities hosting more than once.
The World Toilet Summit’s Organizing Committee has considered Latin America to host the new edition in 2019. Choosing Brazil to host the World Toilet Summit has a significant meaning, according to the Brazil Federal Government, approximately 35 million people do not have access to potable water – equivalent to Canada’s population - and nearly 100 million people still live in dwells with no access to sanitation – twice the population of Spain. 46% of the wastewater in Brazil are treated, the rest of the untreated sewage flows to several rivers, streams, oceans and etc. In terms of residences with no access to the toilet, in Brazil, this number is 1.6 million.
The summit provides the participants, an international networking platform to exchange knowledge, and leverage media and corporate support in an effort to influence policy-makers and governments to promote clean sanitation and public health policies.
The summit will attract over 300 International and National /global experts from Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector, including delegates from leading corporate houses, Head of States and Ministries, Governors and Secretaries, Journalists, Government agencies, ULB’s, NGOs and social business delegates.
The event itself comprises interactive sessions with Keynote Speakers, Panel Discussions, Awards, and exhibitors. This summit is proposed to create a base for the establishment of Multisectoral Partnerships, leveraging on local as well as international movements.
World Toilet Summit 2019, 17th and 19th November at Renaissance Hotel - Sao Paulo, Brazil
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