Sanitation Without Sewers

Source: MIT Tech Review (https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2019/#sanitation-without-sewers) Published: March 2019

Source: MIT Tech Review (https://www.technologyreview.com/lists/technologies/2019/#sanitation-without-sewers)
Published: March 2019

Sanitation Without Sewers

Circulated: April 18, 2019

  • 2.3 billion people do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines.

  • 750 billion people consume food irrigated by wastewater.

  • 842K people die in low and middle income countries each year as a result of inadequate water sanitation and hygiene.

  • 892M people defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind bushes, or into open bodies of water.