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Celebrate World Toilet Day 2018

- with Water DTU and Engineers Without Borders Denmark

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Today, 4.5 billion people live without safely managed sanitation and 892 million people still practice open defecation.

The impact of exposure to human faeces on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world. SDG 6 aims to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practises open defecation by 2030.

Come and hear presentations on the state-of-play from an international organization, from universities, consultants and NGOs on their activities related to sanitation in a developing countries. In the final panel discussion we will together bring attention to pro’s and con’s for current activities, aiming in accelerating improvements.

We also invite participants to bring a poster or a product related to World Toilet Day for display in the hall connected to the meeting room – please notify EWB-DK:

Time: Monday November 19th 5:30 pm (17:30) (registration opens at 5) – approx. 8 pm

Place: Room S9, Meeting Centre building 101, DTU Campus Lyngby, Anker Engelundsvej, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby

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  • Welcome & introduction:

Katrine Nielsen, Water DTU & Bo N Jacobsen, EWB-DK.

  • World Toilet Day - why are we here ?,  why is this important ? - a global view on the need for sanitation for all
    Esther Shaylor, Innovation specialist, WASH, UNICEF
  • Sanitation and linkages to public health, 

cases from different developing countries, technical, economical, and cultural barriers and solutions

       - Peter Kjær Mackie Jensen, Copenhagen University - Public Health

  • Promotion of low-cost on-site sanitation based on full user payment

Erik Thorbjørn Nørremark, EWB-DK


BREAK (with sandwich)


  • Requirement and wishes for the education of engineersto qualify for work in developing countries

Troels Kolster, NIRAS

  • Opportunities for tailoring your study at DTUto improve your skills for solving sanitary and public health problems in developing countries

Alessio Boldrin, Water DTU

  • Use of salty groundwater for flushing toilets in Nordhavn

Perspectives for transfer of concept to other freshwater limited coastal cities

Berit Godskesen, Water DTU

  • Panel Discussion

consisting of the speakers and moderated by Thorkil Boisen, EWB-DK


See you! If you have any questions, please contact EWB-DK: +45 70 27 40 06 or at

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Engineers Without Borders Denmark 
Kalvebod Brygge 31
1560 Copenhagen V

Phone.: +45 70 27 40 06

Daily management, project information and co-operation:
Secretary General,
Dorte Lindegaard Madsen
+45 50 59 94 06

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