Meet Mr. Toilet

Meet Mr. Toilet, Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization. His aim? To stop open defecation and finally have a world where everyone has access to clean, safe and convenient toilets.

3rd Asian Sanitation Dialogue: 11th Hour to MDGs

ADB, its DMCs, and partners have been increasing efforts to reduce by half the number of people without access to improved sanitation.

Four Cleans: Myanmar's Sanitation Challenge

In Yangon, Myanmar urban services such as sanitation are in a poor state. Many homes do not have proper toilets and fecal waste is discharged into gutters clogged with garbage, posing a serious health hazard.

Transforming Thanh Hoa: Urban Sanitation in Viet Nam

This video is the story of a city in Viet Nam, Thanh Hoa, that dared to invest in improving  drainage, sanitation, and wastewater treatment to create a healthier, cleaner environment.

Desludging Dumaguete

Dumaguete City is home to the Philippines’ first government-financed septage management system that became a model for other cities and towns who were motivated to initiate their own systems in their respective communities.


16 Jun

Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

27 May

ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines

22 Apr

ADB HQ Auditorium, Manila, Philippines


23 Jul 2014

In many developing countries, septic tank and other onsite sanitation systems are widely used for collection and pretreatment of waste released from households.



ADB, through its Water Operational Plan 2011-2020, has committed to increase the coverage of sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management in the region. Specifically, the priority outcomes are: expanded wastewater management and reuse, expanded knowledge and capacity development using technology and innovation more directly, and enhanced partnerships with the private sector.

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