In recognition of United Nations #WorldToiletDay 2017, join the Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation (SCIC) for a conversation about the current state of local and global water and sanitation. Doors open at 6:30.
Featuring a panel of local experts on clean water & sanitation, emergency preparedness, clean drinking water, and human waste as a source of valuable and nutrient rich fertilizer. Learn what’s being done, what needs to be done, and what you can do to make progress towards achieving clean water and sanitation at home and around the globe.
Access to water and sanitation is recognised as a human right, yet in 2015, an estimated 663 million people didn’t have access to safe drinking water. Globally, 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation, 315,000 children die each year from diarrhoea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water, and one in ten people has no choice but to defecate in the open.
In Canada, as of Sept 2017, Health Canada reported 144 drinking water advisories in 98 First Nations communities, including 30 in Saskatchewan. 101 of these advisories have been in place for more than one year, and are considered long-term.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #6 – agreed to by 193 countries in 2015 – committed Canada to achieve clean water and sanitation for all by 2030.
World Toilet Day:
2017 Theme: Wastewater – #WhereDoesOurPooGo
In an ideal world, this is where everyone’s poo should go: www.wheredoesourpoogo.org
Date(s) - 16/11/2017
19 h 00 min - 20 h 30 min
Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre
2900 13th Avenue