World Toilet Day - November 19, 2018


When nature calls…


…we need a toilet. But billions of people don’t have one.

This means human faeces, on a massive  scale, is not being captured or treated – contaminating the water and  soil that sustain human life.

We are turning our environment into an open sewer.

We must build toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with ecosystems.

World Toilet Day is about nature-based solutions to our sanitation needs.

When nature calls we have to listen and act.


What is World Toilet Day?

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action  to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water.


When nature calls, take action!

  Wherever you are, and whatever you do on November 19th, make it all about toilets.  


World Toilet Day 2018 is about toilets and nature


We must build toilets and  sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment. When  nature calls, we have to listen and act.

Nature-based solutions (NBS) to the sanitation and water crisis harness the power of ecosystems:

  • Composting latrines that capture and treat human waste on site, producing a free supply of fertiliser to help grow crops.
  • Human-made wetlands and reed-beds filter waste water before it is released back into water courses.

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