Bill Gates Drinks Water Made From Poo

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and electricity. In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer.

2nd Technical Workshop: Sanitation Safety Plan

Improper disposal of waste significantly contributes to environment degradation and water pollution. Sanitation safety planning can help address these challenges.

ADB-Funded Wastewater Treatment Plant Turned Over to Manila Community

A $60,000 wastewater treatment facility was turned over to a Manila barangay in the first project of its kind to be managed by the community. The facility in Barangay 672, beside Estero de Paco, was funded under a grant from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and implemented by the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC).

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.


02 Dec

ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines



The Asian Development Bank (ADB), through its Water Operational Plan 2011-2020, is committed to increase the coverage of sanitation, hygiene and wastewater management in the region. 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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