World Toilet Day Events at Rollins

November 16, 2018

Monday, November 19, 2018, marks World Toilet Day, an annual event bringing attention to and promoting action for improving sanitation and expanding safe toilet access globally by 2030. This goal aligns with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Division of Sustainability Development Goals’ goal number 6, as outlined here.

A few events scheduled at Rollins for World Toilet Day include: 

The SaniPath Study: Assessment of Fecal Exposure Pathways in Low-Income, Urban Settings
Reception: 4 p.m.
Presentation: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon Room (8th floor, Claudia Nance Rollins Building)

Attend Center for Global Safe WASH’s World Toilet Day presentation, The SaniPath Study: Assessment of Fecal Exposure Pathways in Low-Income, Urban Settings. The lecture highlights the work being done in the SaniPath Study, a study that has been working to understand how populations in urban environments are exposed to fecal contamination and is working to develop protocols to make evidence like this more accessible to WASH decision makers. Professor Christine Moe, Lead Public Health Program Associate Suraja Raj, and Biostatistician Yuke Wang, will share the work the SaniPath Team has done around the world and will present the key lessons and challenges they’ve faced.

Wash Action Research & Practice Club
Visiting Lecturer: Drew Capone, Georgia Tech
Presentation: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: TBD, Emory Campus

The Wash Action Research & Practice Club will be hosting Drew Capone, researcher at Georgia Tech. Capone will be presenting on his sanitation sampling project of the homeless population in Atlanta. Please consult the Rollins calendar for updates on the room location for this event. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the work our faculty and staff are doing in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), please visit the Center for Global Safe WASH website.