Re-thinking Sanitation in support of World Toilet Day

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    To mark World Toilet Day 2014 on Wednesday 19 November, Roca and We Are Water Foundation are hosting a special event at Roca London Gallery. Aiming to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation issue, this free-to-attend event offers an opportunity to meet the architects, designers and engineers working to change the fact that 2.5 billion people don’t have access to clean and safe toilets.

    This is a subject that Roca strongly supports, particularly through its We Are Water Foundation (, which aims to mitigate the negative effects associated with the lack of adequate water resources. The charitable foundation raises awareness and essential funds for relevant projects in developing countries.

    The event at Roca London Gallery will include three key presentations focused on the need for improved sanitation. Loughborough University will be discussing the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Launched in 2011, the Gates Foundation has awarded grants to 16 researchers around the world, including Loughborough University in the UK, who are using innovative approaches for the safe and sustainable management of human waste.

    Attendees of the Re-thinking Sanitation event will also hear from LooWatt, an off-grid, energy generating luxury WC system, and from Milan-based Fare Architects, founders of BUILDaCHANGE, a non-profit organisation that created the Zero Project, aiming to improve sanitation in developing countries.

    Re-thinking Sanitation takes place from 6.30pm – 8.30pm on Wednesday 19 November at Roca London Gallery. To RSVP visit

    For more details on World Toilet Day, visit

    Daniel Fountain / 08.11.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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