Fecal Sludge Management Critical To Effective Sanitation Solutions In India

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: How our cities’ sanitation problem is damaging health
Madhu Krishna, country lead for water, sanitation, and hygiene at BMGF, India, discusses the importance of fecal sludge management in India’s cities. She writes, “As states and cities start work on developing city-wide fecal sludge management systems, the ecosystem of stakeholders need to join this conversation. There is an urgent need for all of us to act now. We are losing an unacceptable number of children — by some accounts, approximately 1,000 a day — to poor sanitation. Effective fecal sludge management is a critical step in saving these lives” (2/22).