About World Toilet Summit
The World Toilet Summit (WTS) is an important pillar of the World Toilet Organization’s (WTO) advocacy and outreach initiatives. It is a unique global platform, which brings together governments, international institutions, private sector stakeholders, industry experts and NGOs, annually for a cross-sector collaboration to facilitate multi-sectoral dialogues and discussions on empowerment of delegates, expertise and resources in order to scale up impact and innovation in the 21st century WASH issues.
Along with insightful discussions and keynote lectures from renowned public figures, the summit serves as a global platform for participants to present their latest work in the form of papers, posters or case studies. The first World Toilet Summit was conceptualized in 2001, at a time when toilets and sanitation faired low on the worldwide development agenda. Commencing in Singapore, on 19 November 2001, the summit has been successfully organised annually in over 13 countries (and 14 cities) since then.