Hello, and welcome to the UCLoo Festival 2013 blog!
The UCLoo Festival 2013 will celebrate the global toilet revolution in the heart of London. More than 2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to a safe toilet, and flushing toilets use water, one of our most precious resources, to wash away our dirtiest waste. The world needs a new toilet, and the UCLoo Festival will showcase the latest revolution in public health and sustainability.
As we get closer to the Festival (taking place at UCL Bloomsbury Campus 19th November to 3rd December) we will keep you updated with blog posts from our project team, UCL academics, sanitation experts and all-round toilet enthusiasts.
UCL is a hub for research on water security, environmental governance and sustainable urban design. The project was initiated with support from UCL Engineering, the Bartlett and the Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities. The UCLoo Festival 2013 will bring awareness of how today’s sanitation systems contribute to London’s water shortage and will highlight the importance of sustainable alternatives.
Keep checking back here for updates, and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@UCLooFestival) and like our Facebook page (search for UCLoo Festival). You can also support us via our Spacehive fundraising page! ** URGENT UPDATE: with only one week left to fundraise, we still need to raise 16% of our target! Please give what you can – even £5 or less will help – to make sure this conversation happens: http://spacehive.com/ucloofestival2013 But hurry – we must reach our fundraising total by 17th October!
Thanks and see you soon,
UCLoo Festival project team