Seeking sustainable relief – check dry toilet

Drytoilet - Swift relief for a poor water supply

The lack of proper sanitation kills every day about 5000 children. 2,6 billion people have never used proper toilet. In many parts of the world people suffer water shortage, and the climate change will even worsen the water crisis. So it will not make much sense to build water closets in the dry parts of the world.

The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland has a dream. A dry dream: To make dry toilets an essential part of sustainable development, thus securing clean waters and a healthy environment for future generations. Their mission is to introduce functioning dry toilets together with controlled management of toilet waste and to make people aware of the benefits of dry sanitation

The 3rd International Dry Toilet Conference will be held in the middle of August 2009 in Finland in Tampere University of Technology. See you there!

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4 Responses to Seeking sustainable relief – check dry toilet

  1. Tony Levi says:

    I am interested in attending the IDT conference. Please keep me informed as to dates programme and prices.

    Thank you

  2. Seppo says:

    Hi Tony,

    Here is some more information:

    The 3rd International Dry Toilet Conference will be held in Tampere, Finland,on 12-15 August 2009.

    The purpose of the DT2009 is to continue the progress achieved by the previous conferences, DT2003 and DT2006, organized in 2003 and 2006 respectively. The objective of the conference is to offer a discussion platform for professionals and other interested parties and to distribute the latest information about various aspects of dry toilets.
    The Conference is organised by The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland, in cooperation with Tampere University of Technology, Tampere Polytechnic and University of Tampere.

    The earlier conferences were attended by more than 150 participants from over 30 countries.

    More information from

  3. fwachi says:

    I would like to know more about any dry toilet programs in zambia and how effective they are

  4. Seppo says:

    Hi Fwachi! You can find some information at website. From there you also can ask more:

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