Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Rose George and the Politics of Toilets
I ran across this post by Rose George in The Washington Post, PostGlobal section. Rose George is a freelance journalist and author of The Big Necessity a fascinating and informative book about the global politics of human waste. Her post, The Politics of Toilets, discusses how inadequate sanitation plagues a quarter of the world's population and how few international resources and attention are devoted to this significant global issue. Most attention in developing countries is focused on access to clean water, not treating wastewater. This article reminds me how important treating wastewater is for a functioning society.