Fair Ideas - Sanitation: The key to helping cities and their communities achieve sustainable development
17th June. Room: Anchieta, 11:30 - 13:00
Language: English and Portuguese with simultaneous translation
Led by: Instituto Trata Brasil and Sanitation & Hygiene Applied Research for Equity (SHARE)
This session will air discussion around the importance of sanitation to achieving sustainable development, looking in particular at the positive and negative impacts of sanitation, alongside good municipal experiences and federal government efforts to accelerate sanitation in Brazil. It is widely recognised that a lack of sanitation results in widespread environmental pollution, with people exposed to a large range of diseases that negatively affect the quality of their lives. This session aims to draw on past experience to discuss how we can reduce these impacts.
Édison Carlos (chair), Executive President, Trata Brasil, Brazil
Sandy Cairncross, Research Director, SHARE, UK
Leodegar Tiscoski, National Secretary of Sanitation, Brazil
Miguel Haddad, City Mayor, Jundiai, Brazil
Instituto Trata Brasil is a Brazilian nongovernment organisation created in 2007 to mobilise society around the importance of sanitation services. The institute uses research and action to raise awareness about the lack of good sanitary systems in Brazil, with a focus on positive impacts of advances (tourism, education, health) and negative impacts of delays (diseases, environmental damages, infant mortality and others).
SHARE is a research consortium, funded by UK Aid, that includes: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; International Institute for Environment & Development; International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; and WaterAid