Overflowing Cities: The State of the World’s Toilet 2016

India, Toilets
Overflowing Cities
Tom Saater

A look at some of the world’s worst countries for urban sanitation, and some of the jobs that are created when the challenge is addressed head-on. With only 14 years to achieve the UN goals, there’s no time to waste. Without access to any system for removing human waste, almost 100 million urban dwellers have little option but to practise open defecation. The remaining 600 million people rely on toilets that do not fulfil minimum requirements of hygiene, safety or privacy – including dirty and crowded communal toilets, and rudimentary pit or bucket latrines.