Posts Tagged ‘ World Toilet Summit ’

A Call for More Comprehensive Disaster Sanitation Preparedness

October 13, 2017
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A Call for More Comprehensive Disaster Sanitation Preparedness

All citizens who pee and poop, that’s everyone, need to know how to safely take care of toileting when the luxury of a ‘flush and forget’ mentality is no longer an option. Natural disasters, such as recent Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria, alter our world in unpredictable ways. One thing that we can anticipate...

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Building Safe Toilet Design into Shared Urban Space

December 10, 2011
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Building Safe Toilet Design into Shared Urban Space

  That’s the title of our paper presented at the recent World Toilet Summit in Hainan, China.   PHLUSH believes that public toilets should be as much a part of the streetscape as sidewalks and street lamps. But as public restroom advocates all over North America know, it’s an uphill battle. For many public officials...

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Six ways to observe World Toilet Day

November 18, 2010
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Six ways to observe World Toilet Day

Here are some ideas for observing World Toilet Day: Watch “The World’s Toilet Crisis.”  The 44 minute Current TV documentary with Adam Yamguchi. is available on line.  http://current.com/shows/vanguard/92482205_the-worlds-toilet-crisis.htm Promote passage in the House of Sen Paul Simon Water for the World Act 2010 in during the lame duck session.  Excellent short video here. Earl...

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Sanitation Policy Advocacy in Flush-and-Forget America

November 15, 2010
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Sanitation Policy Advocacy in Flush-and-Forget America

Following on Singapore, PHLUSH was invited for the second year in a row to speak at the World Toilet Summit. This year the annual event was held for the first time in the US.  Convened in Philadelphia Oct 31-Nov 3, 2010, the Summit was jointly organized by the World Toilet Organization and the International...

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PHLUSH News Updates

April 1, 2010
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PHLUSH News Updates

PHLUSH News Updates In like a lamb, March went out like a lion, leaving PHLUSHers with a number of new projects. World Water Day Celebration  Recode Oregon threw a great event at SEA Change Gallery on March 22   Great talk by Rep Ben Cannon who sponsored the gray water legislation in Salem. David...

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Experts agree that sanitation brings high ROI. So where’s the investment?

December 8, 2009
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Experts agree that sanitation brings high ROI.  So where’s the investment?

Experts agree that sanitation brings high ROI.  So why isn’t there more investment? Experts at the World Toilet Summit in Singapore this week all agreed that sanitation pays off. The World Health Organisation alone has shown time and time again that a single dollar’s investment in sanitation brings anywhere from $3 to $34 return...

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Schools worldwide are getting kids to talk toilets.

December 7, 2009
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Schools worldwide are getting kids to talk toilets.

Schools worldwide are getting kids to talk toilets.   Although the Summit didn’t focus on educating kids about sanitation and toilet use in their schools, the importance programs in schools was salient.  It seems to be something everyone is doing.  And the messages flow from the school to home and community. Tan Puay Hoon...

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Tan Puay Hoon of RAS is a Duck AND a Beaver !

December 7, 2009
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Tan Puay Hoon of RAS is a Duck AND a Beaver !

Although a small meeting of about about 500 participants, the World Toilet Summit is multi layered and brings together people fighting for safe, clean restrooms in industrialized cities as well scientists doing the serious thinking about the impending global sanitation crisis.  All are unified in the belief that “sanitation is dignity”. On the first...

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World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame honors Clara Greed

December 5, 2009
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While there was little coverage of the role of public restrooms in urban design at the Summit, the final session honored Clara Greed Greed, who was not present due to a family illness, received a WTO Hall of Fame Award. Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning http://www.bne.uwe.ac.uk/staff/staffDetails.asp?StaffID=c-greed at the University of the West of...

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Barb Lescher presents the PHLUSH Design Principles

December 4, 2009
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Barb Lescher presents the PHLUSH Design Principles

Here in one of the cleanest cities of the world, PHLUSH Co-Founder Barbara Lescher presented Public Restroom Design for 21st Century US Cities: The PHLUSH Principles.   These design principles were passed by the Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association in June 2008 after extensive discussion in the community and by the neighborhood’s the Visions Committee....

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Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

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