About World Toilet SummitIndia, January 2015

Under the aegis of Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India and in association with World Toilet Organization, World Education Foundation and Showcraft Foundation, India will be the host of 14th World Toilet Summit in January 2015. This global sanitation platform will showcase global issues and innovative solutions and technology related to sanitation and will bring together various stakeholders under one roof to connect and collaborate on innovative projects, products, and new technology in the sanitation sector globally. It will strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign and mobilize partnerships to help India end its sanitation crisis.

The largest global event on toilets and sanitation will involve local and international NGOs, corporations, agencies, funders, intermediaries and the government to build strategic alliance and awareness at the grassroots level. It will be a benchmarking event leading towards Swachh Bharat.

World Toilet Summit

World Toilet Summit (WTS) is a unique global platform that brings together sanitation stakeholders to share, learn and collaborate to address the global sanitation challenge.

Each summit aims to address issues of toilets and sanitation including: technology, design and maintenance, finance models, social entrepreneurship, capacity building and other related topics. This event creates massive media coverage, interest and momentum for the sanitation movement. WTS is the only global sanitation summit that straddles urban and rural sanitation.

The annual summit is jointly organized by a host government and local organizer, and the World Toilet Organization and involves policy makers, toilet associations, non-profit and for-profit entities and private sector stakeholders in the sanitation sector.

The World Toilet Organization has successfully organised 13 World Toilet Summits since 2001. The 12 summits were held in major cities worldwide including Singapore, Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, Belfast, Moscow, New Delhi, Macau, Hainan, Philadelphia and Solo, Indonesia. India previously hosted the World Toilet Summit in 2007.