Nearly Half of Brazil’s Population Has No Sewage Collection, Says Institute

The Senate Committee on Infrastructure discussed on Wednesday, September 25th, the expansion of basic sanitation in Brazil. During a public hearing, several speakers pointed to the fact that 48 percent of the Brazilian population has no sewage collection.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  The Senate committee hosted Jack Slim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, who works with the development of sanitary technology in several countries.

On November 17th, 18th and 19th, the organization will hold an event in São Paulo with lectures and presentations on basic sanitation. According to Slim, for every dollar spent on sanitation, there is a return of US$5.

Édison Carlos, executive president of the Trata Brasil Institute, said that all sustainable development goals are linked to sanitation. The institute is a registered non-governmental organization that has been operating in Brazil since . . .

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