Blogs & Videos

Sanitation meets Circular – blindspot becomes opportunity

16th November, 2018

In the world of sanitation, already a place of huge initiative and progress, everything starts at the toilet. Human waste magically appears from human bodies, and is a problem to be solved, a...

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Private Sector, Will You Dance?

15th November, 2018

With 2020 on the doorstep, the global sanitation “toilet” community is becoming all too aware that without significant, annual changes in progress, there will be no way to meet the...

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From Disgust to Delight – The Transformation of the Toilet Market

12th November, 2018

There’s no question that there’s a huge business opportunity in toilets. 2.3bn people are ‘waiting for the toilet’ – that is, willing and ready to pay for building...

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Reinvent the Toilet Expo and World Toilet Day 2018

9th November, 2018

On 6th of November 2018 I joined the opening panel at the first Reinvented Toilet Expo, organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Beijing, China. With smell recognized as the...

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A Sanitation Economy Interview with The Toilet Board Coalition's Sanitation Economy Specialist

6th November, 2018

TBC: Hello James, Could you please tell our readers a little bit about yourself?James Dornan: My background is in civil engineering, and I'm thankful that it gave me the chance to work...

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Circular Solutions to Safely Managed Sanitation

4th November, 2018

Who could have imagined how the simple words “safely managed” would make such a difference? If there is one conversation which SDG 6.2 has prompted, it has been the conversation...

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Smart Sanitation Safeguards Our Cities

31st October, 2018

The Forever Battle We Can WinHumanity is in a constant battle with infectious diseases.  And our current way of dealing with this is to create vaccines, let our immune system figure it out...

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FIXING A NEW SANITATION MARKET – SOUTH AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO A NEW SANITATION FUTURE FOR ALL

15th October, 2018

Historical inequities have resulted in large parts of the South African population having inadequate access to sanitation facilities and services.  South Africa’s vision 2030 goal is...

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What if the smartest room in your house turns out to be the bathroom?

15th October, 2018

What if the smartest room in your house turns out to be the bathroom?  For office and commercial buildings, this will soon be a reality.  Through sensors, software and network connectivity,...

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How the sanitation sector can clean up gender inequality

25th September, 2018

There is growing global momentum in the amplification of women’s voices, across sectors, cultures and regions of the world. Pro-women and gender equality discourse has emerged in the form...

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Poop Problems: A Fault in Our Measurements?

5th September, 2018

 We have all set goals in our lives, whether to pick up a new hobby, make it to the gym a couple more times a month or simply spend more time with family and friends. These goals are easy to...

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The Importance of the Sanitation Economy in the WASH Sector & at World Water Week

22nd August, 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are much tougher and more detailed targets than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were from 2000-2015.Therefore, we  - the sanitation...

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The Sanitation Economy - Digging for Treasure

19th August, 2018

The Cambridge dictionary offers the following definitions of “embedded”-      Fixed into the surface of...

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Let’s make a splash together to provide toilets for all!

10th August, 2018

Only after we began our journey as a champion for toilets did we realize just how much we did not know about the sanitation economy. We did not know that for every three people in the world, one...

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Meet the Members: Charlie Beevor, Toilet Board Coalition Chair and Global Vice President of Unilever

6th August, 2018

To view Charlie's Sanitation Economy Video, click here.

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Meet the Members: Portia Persely, Deputy Director Water Office, USAID

6th August, 2018

To view Portia's Sanitation Economy Video, click here.

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Why a women-focused approach to sanitation matters

2nd August, 2018

As the Pipeline and Accelerator Manager at the Toilet Board, I have come across many business models bringing a commercial twist to the common sanitation solutions (toilets, pits, latrines...)...

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Biomass Sanitation Economy Story

1st August, 2018

“ When we found out that our two sons had asthma, as an engineer and businessman, I did what any father would and started to ask myself,  'How we can make the air cleaner?' I...

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Pune Smart Sanitation Project and the Sanitation Economy

24th July, 2018

As the name suggests, this project involves using smart technologies to improve user experience and data driven decision-making in the sanitation sector. When I say sanitation sector, I am not...

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USAID's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Finance (WASH-FIN) Mechanism and the Sanitation Economy

24th July, 2018

The Toilet Board Coalition (TBC) focus on enabling private sector engagement; connecting large and small companies; and ensuring close collaboration between private, public and non-profit...

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Meet the 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort: Biomass Controls

23rd July, 2018

To view Jeff's Sanitation Economy Video, click here.

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Meet the Members: Bérangère Magarinos Ruchat, Global Head of Sustainability Firmenich

23rd July, 2018

To view Berry's Sanitation Economy and Member Video, click here.

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Meet the Members: Rishi Dhingra, Vice President Global Family Care, Kimberly-Clark

23rd July, 2018

To view Rishi's Sanitation Economy and Member Video, click here.

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Meet the 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort:Toilet Integration (Ti) Bus

23rd July, 2018

To view Ulka's Sanitation Economy Video, click here.

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Meet the 2018 Toilet Accelerator Cohort: Tiger Toilet

23rd July, 2018

To view Ajeet's Sanitation Economy Video, click here.

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Our SDG 6 Includes Business Solutions: An alternative development pathway towards a Sanitation Economy

18th July, 2018

Discussions at this week’s High Level Political Forum on progress on the SDGs in New York have been expected to deliberate on what is going wrong with SDG6, which targets universal access to...

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Serving the Un-served

9th July, 2018

Perhaps, due to our obsession with filling the yawning supply and demand gap, I find the products and services for the un-served are at most times, only adequate, when they could be delightful.I...

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Garv - Sanitation Economy Story

9th July, 2018

I grew up and started my professional career in a family owned manufacturing business, we built and installed telecom enclosures and I started wondering why we couldn't manufacture toilets in a...

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Tiger Toilets - Sanitation Economy Story

28th June, 2018

In the Tiger Toilets team we are finding that being in this year’s TBC Accelerator Cohort is already making a difference to the way we think, to what we do, and to what our business looks like....

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Toilet Integration - TI Bus Sanitation Economy Story

27th June, 2018

When I was a young girl, I remember vividly our trips to the airport. It was a five or six hour drive to go from Pune, where I grew up, to Mumbai where the big airport was. No where along the route...

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Reflections on Menstrual Hygiene Day

27th June, 2018

In my role as Vice President of the Kimberly-Clark Foundation, I have the pleasure of working on projects that help the world’s most vulnerable people.   Through our annual...

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