2010 International Code Council World Toilet Summit
October 30-November 3, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Presented by the International Code Council in partnership with the 2010 American Society of Plumbing Engineers Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition
ASPE is proud to partner with the International Code Council (ICC) and the World Toilet Organization (WTO) to present the 2010 World Toilet Summit. This is the first time the WTO has come to the U.S. to share the innovative designs, trends, opportunities, and sustainable, market-based sanitation solutions that are starting to improve conditions for so many people around the world.
What Is the World Toilet Summit?
Annually, WTO organizes the World Toilet Summit, providing a common platform for stakeholders to connect, share, learn, and collaborate with the aim of meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals for Sanitation.
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This year, the ICC WTS will be presenting educational sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 3.
For global sanitation, the topics are:
For domestic construction, the topics are:
What Is the World Toilet Organization?
The WTO is a global nonprofit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. It is one of the few organizations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation.
Founded in 2001 by Jack Sim, the WTO sought to position itself as a platform to bring key stakeholders in sanitation together to work collaboratively to help bring toilets to the 37 percent of the world’s population who have no access to sanitation. The WTO network has grown exponentially to 235 member organizations in 58 countries. It now acts as a global hub where toilet and sanitation organizations can learn from one another, leverage media and global support and, in turn, help to influence governments to promote sound sanitation and public health policies.
ICC: Proud to Be a Partner of the WTO
The International Code Council is proud to assist the WTO, not only to bring the World Toilet Summit to the United States, but also in its continual efforts to help dramatically improve global sanitation conditions. Through its extensive knowledge and expertise in the plumbing and sanitation market, the ICC is working with the WTO on several global initiatives. The most recent collaborative effort is the development of Global Guidelines for Practical Toilet Design, which will go far in advancing toilet design and sanitation initiatives overall.
The ICC works in conjunction with and produces the World Toilet Organization Summit, and ASPE and ICC have agreed to partner in overseeing the first summit event in the United States. Recently ASPE signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ICC. This was the Society’s first cooperative venture with an organization such as the ICC, and this event is the first cooperative venture to occur from that agreement. The opportunity to partner with the ICC on technical programs and a major charitable worldwide organization is indeed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and ASPE is pleased to provide logistic and coordination support for this year’s event.