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First ISO International Workshop on Next Generation Toilets

First ISO International Workshop on Next Generation Toilets

June 28 – 30, 2016, Singapore

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Overview for the First Workshop on Next Generation Toilets

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 2.5 billion people have no access to safe, clean toilets. The consequences are drastic: poor sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths from diarrhea each year.

Next generation “reinvented toilets” remove pathogens and do not require traditional infrastructure, such as sewer, water connection, or electricity. They also cost less than 5 cents per user, which would provide an opportunity for developing countries to utilize safer, cleaner and cost-efficient toilet alternatives.

As part of a multi-phased initiative to facilitate the development of a globally recognized consensus standard for safer, cleaner reinvented toilets, ANSI – with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – will hold an International Workshop Agreement (IWA) workshop on sustainable non- sewered sanitation systems in the last week of June.

The IWA will serve as the first step toward the goal of developing an international standard that will ensure safety aspects of next generation toilets, and that the treated discharged products pose no user, operator health, or environment risks.

The standard would be applicable to individual and community sanitation systems that are self-contained, meet defined discharge requirements, and aim for sustainability.

Venue and Accommodations


Park Royal on Pickering Hotel
3 Upper Pickering Street
Singapore, 058289, SG

Registered guests are invited to book their accommodation at the Park Royal Hotel to receive the negotiated rate for workshop participants. Please use the following link to book accommodation.

Note: Participants that receive travel scholarships to attend the workshop will still need to make a room reservation using the link above. Under the scholarship, the cost of accommodation will be paid by ANSI at the time of checkout.


Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact ANSI for further information.

Contact Information

Leslie McDermott

ANSI Focus on Services Standards