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Unsafe Return of Human Excreta to the Environment

 

There is need to track human excreta beyond their initial deposit in toilets through to their final return to the environment, to ensure that the population is properly protected from the diseases spread by this waste. The Water Institute team, in collaboration with the University of Alabama and with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will develop and pilot approaches for international agencies and countries to (1) estimate the fraction of human excreta unsafely returned to the environment, and (2) estimate where in the sanitation chain this occurs.

 

The work is intended to inform the expected Sustainable Development Goal Target to reduce the amount of human excreta unsafely returned to the environment. The “global scorecard” for excreta management developed will assist governments, funding agencies and development agencies to address progress and the need for improvement more effectively, both from an improved understanding of the situation, and from the clearer insight into the global situation.

 

More Information:

Project information on waterinstitute.unc.edu
Literature review

Contact:

Pete Kolsky - Co-Principal Investigator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Jamie Bartram – Co-Principal Investigator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For feedback on literature review: Ashley R. Williams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)