18th November 2011

It’s World Toilet Day

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Following the theme of National Days Viv and I have been running, I am pleased to announce it’s World Toilet Day (WTD) on 19 November.

The World Toilet Organization created WTD to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation.

Whilst we are lucky here in the UK to have access to proper, clean sanitation, we still have issues with access to toilet facilities, especially for those with a disability, a cyclist or a parent with a pram.

Our GeoVation Challenge winner, AccessAdvisr, are looking to help to resolve some of these issues when they launch their Access Map.

I have had a look to see if any of our OS OpenSpace community have built any apps along this theme, but couldn’t find any, but for a bit of fun, why not track your flush with Domestos.

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Or download the Toilet Map app to answer the call of nature. The app allows you to search for a toilet by cost (free or non-free), gender-specificity, disabled accessibility and, rather usefully, whether or not they are “open right now”.