The scale of the sanitation problem, particularly in developing nations is lamentable. The economic and social ramifications of poor or zero sanitation is devastating families, communities, countries and continents. By addressing this basic human right of sanitation resultant health, poverty, education, and environmental issues will also be addressed. The positive socio-economic impact possible from addressing sanitation will radically transform the communities, countries and continents that are currently being devastated.
Sanitation must be top of the agenda of every government department, aid agency, non-governmental organisation as well as businesses and institutions that value and respect life. That the sanitation crisis is worse in developing countries must not equate to sub-standard, ‘make-do’ solutions with a disregard for human dignity; and it doesn’t have to. Technology and innovation are central to modern sanitation solutions that are affordable, safe, and sustainable.
At Enviro Loo we have developed a dry sanitation solution that is relevant for urban and rural communities, for developed and developing countries. We have a solution to a global problem. Governments, agencies, institutions, and businesses that, like us, value and respect life and want, and have the will, to ensure the universal human right of access to water and sanitation becomes a reality sooner rather than later, need to be acting now. It is a matter of life or death.
Mark La Trobe