World Toilet Day

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Programme

"World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030." (UN Water)

Access to sanitation is essential for human dignity, health and well-being; yet 4.2 billion people - more than half the global population - live without safely managed sanitation today (UNICEF 2019). Supporting the World Toilet Day, Springer Nature is delighted to share a curated collection of research which addresses these pressing global issues. We are committed to contribute to the world effort in achieving the SDGs, by connecting researchers with practitioners in policy and business everywhere.

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Beyond the Swachh Bharat Mission - An Interview

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Prof. Sadhan Kumar Ghosh

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Professor and Former Head of the Mechanical Engineering, and Founder Coordinator of the Centre for Quality Management System, Jadavpur University.

Read the expert views on sanitation in India

In 2014, Indian Prime Minister Modi launched the 5-year Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) for ensuring hygiene, waste management and sanitation across the nation. We interviewed a prominent field expert, Prof. Ghosh, and asked about the actual impact of SBM on people's lives especially in terms of their access to safe sanitary facilities, main technological challenges it has faced, and his visions for the future. Read the interview.  

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Ergonomic Formation of Hygienic-Sanitary Spaces in Consideration of Health, Safety and Well-Being of Children

from Advances in Human Factors, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Groundwater quality in open-defecation-free villages (NIRMAL grams) of Kurukshetra district, Haryana, India

from Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Impact assessment of sanitation system on the socio-economic aspects of local community and environment in Hunza Valley Gilgit Baltistan-Pakistan

from International Journal of Energy and Water Resources

“Mission for the Sanitary India: A Case Study of Aligarh City” Uttar Pradesh, India

from Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Middle East

Pan in the Van: an innovative women-centric approach for inclusive water, sanitation, and hygiene services

from Sustainable Water Resources Management

Prevalence of diarrheal diseases and associated factors among under-five children in Dale District, Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

from BMC Public Health

Promoting Rural Sanitation: Key Challenges

from Water and Sanitation in the New Millennium

Public Toilets: Determinant of the Progress of Civilization and Consciousness of Societies or a Necessary Evil?

from Advances in Human Factors in Architecture, Sustainable Urban Planning and Infrastructure

Setting priorities for humanitarian water, sanitation and hygiene research: a meeting report

from Conflict and Health

The Political Economy of Urban Governance in Asian Cities: Delivering Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste Management Services

from New Urban Agenda in Asia-Pacific

Water and Sanitation Inequality in Africa: Challenges for SDG 6

from Africa and the Sustainable Development Goals

Water, sanitation, and hygiene access in southern Syria: analysis of survey data and recommendations for response

from Conflict and Health

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