Thursday, 3 December 2009

An invitation to Advocate and Participate!

Saskia Castelein, Programme Officer for Advocacy, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

Greetings from Geneva!

The World's Longest Toilet Queue campaign is underway, and the WSSCC is proud to be partnering with End Water Poverty and Freshwater Action Network to support this momentous initiative. The WLTQ is not only a day of solidarity and support for safe sanitation and clean water for those in need, but also the start of a full campaign to urge politicians, governments, and key leaders to change the status quo and make better choices for citizens worldwide.

The WLTQ will be launched on World Water Day: 22 March 2010. The theme selected for this year is ''Communicating Water Quality Challenges and Opportunities", in order to raise the profile of water quality at the political level. This theme fits well with the ambitions and goals set forth by the WLTQ, especially regarding the first annual High-Level Meeting on Water and Sanitation in Washington D.C. on 23 April 2010.

It is time to prioritize sanitation and clean water, and encourage others to do the same. With the help of our dedicated members, our National WASH Coalitions in over 30 countries, and concerned partner organizations globally, we will make the WLTQ a success. Join the queue and advocate for these basic human rights!

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Andrew Loxham said...

A wonderful effort, and Im in the queue! My only reservation is that the sponsor Governments understand that there is a right sanitation solution: Dry; and a wrong one : wet.....the separator toilet is the preferred vehicle for use and Ecological sanitation principles really must be applied. The nutrient package must be reverted to humus aerobically and returned to the soils.
There is no other sustainable option! Good Luck and Success to you!

Action for Intergrated Development said...

Yes we need Housing but please think about our sanitation first. Urbanisation not matched to sanitation growth is killing us in the developing world.

Anonymous said...

Right on!

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea!