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Thursday, November 15, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST

When nature calls…

…we need a toilet. But billions of people don’t have one.

To raise awareness about World Toilet Day on November 19, and the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): to ensure availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water for all, the University of Waterloo's Geographies of Health in Place (GoHelP) lab, led by Susan Elliott, and the Water Institute will host a film screening of Toilet: A Love Story.

Agenda

4:00 p.m. Welcome remarks from Susan Elliott, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. 

4:15 p.m. Short presentation from Elizabeth Opiyo, PhD student in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar (QEScholar), on her work on the Global Index of Wellbeing project with a focus on Kenya.

4:45 p.m. Film Screening - Toilet: A Love Story

7:00 p.m. Discussion.

Light refreshments will be provided

Facts about global sanitation

Today, 4.5 billion live without a safe toilet, and 892 million people still practice open defecation.

The impact of exposure to human feces on this scale has a devastating impact on public health, living and working conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world.

SDG 6 aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practices open defecation by 2030. Failure to achieve this goal risks the entire 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Cost 
Free, please register
Location 
DC - William G. Davis Computer Research Centre
Room 1302
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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