Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Improving sanitation

The United Nations (UN) has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure, not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 6 of the SDGs aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. It is a comprehensive goal that addresses the entire water cycle, from access to use and efficiency, to the integrated management of water resources and water-related ecosystems.

Coinciding with the start of the United Nations International Decade for Action – “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018-2028), the current edition of ISO focus asked industry experts for their perspective on these issues and what needs to be done to tackle the toilet problem and ensure that going to the toilet is safe and sanitary – with help from the future standard ISO 30500.

See: ISO

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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