2022 Sanitation and Groundwater
We face a global sanitation crisis.
Today, 3.6 billion people are still living with poor quality toilets that ruin their health and pollute their environment.
Inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil, contaminating the water resources under our feet.
Safely managed sanitation protects groundwater from human waste pollution.
Everyone must have access to a toilet connected to a sanitation system that effectively removes and treats human waste.
We should all care more about toilets. If you have one, thank it. Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified.
Public health depends on toilets. Toilets also drive improvements in gender equality, education, economics and the environment.
There will be no sustainable future without toilets. Governments must work four times faster and ensure toilets for all by 2030.
Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change
World Toilet Day is a United Nations Observance that celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
2022: World Toilet Day – 2022 Sanitation and Groundwater
2021: World Toilet Day – Valuing Toilets
2020: World Toilet Day – Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change
2019: World Toilet Day – Leaving no one behind
2018: World Toilet Day – When Nature Calls
2017: World Toilet Day – Wastewater
2016: World Toilet Day – Toilets and Jobs
2015: World Toilet Day – Toilets and Nutrition
2014: World Toilet Day – Equality and Dignity