Jamaica Toilet Summit

The goal of the Jamaica Toilet Summit is to facilitate the conversation about wastewater systems i.e. to talk about toilets – the role they play in our health, livelihood, tourism, agriculture, and economy. The Summit will provide the opportunity to discuss and explore:
Perception of toilets in our culture
Disaster sanitation preparedness
Environmental impact of tourism on wastewater systems
What to do when nature calls and there isn’t a flush toilet

We are inviting multiple stakeholders to start the conversation about ways to become more self-reliant and resilient regarding sanitation needs. “More than half of households worldwide have access to clean water in their homes; however, the number of people without adequate sanitation (a safe toilet) is increasing as people move into more crowded cities. Diseases caused by contaminated water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. By prioritizing clean water, we can improve the health and livelihoods of millions of people” (UN Sustainable Development Goal #6 Clean Water and Sanitation).

Please join us for a dynamic day with our keynote speaker Hayley Joyell Smith, MSc., International Sanitation Systems Educator. We will also be screening the newly released film Flush by Karina Mangu-Ward – http://thepoopproject.org/flush-home

Date(s) - 17/11/2017
9 h 00 min - 16 h 00 min

University of Technology Environmental Science DivisionRoom

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LT50, Shared Facilities Complex, Papine Campus