The 11th World Toilet Summit will be held 22 to 25 November 2011 in Haikou, the capital of China’s Hainan province.
The World Toilet Organization (WTO), headquartered in Singapore, is a global non-profit organisation committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide.
Founded by Singaporean Jack Sim, the WTO is also one of the few organisations to focus on toilets instead of water, which receives more attention and resources under the common subject of sanitation. Founded in 2001 with 15 members, it now has 235 member organisations in 58 countries working towards eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation.
WTO was created as a global network and service platform wherein all toilet and sanitation organisations can learn from one another and leverage on media and global support that in turn can influence governments to promote sound sanitation and public health policies.
The first World Toilet Summit was held on 19 November 2001, in Singapore, and that day was subsequently designated ‘World Toilet Day’.
This annual international conference has been held in Singapore, South Korea, Northern Ireland, Russia, Thailand, India, the US, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei and Macao.