There are numerous examples of failed aid projects, where sanitation systems have been installed without consulting local people, then abandoned by the community after the project team has departed.
Providing people with clean drinking water and sanitation is less expensive than grid electrification and it could improve more lives.
Governing parties and officials need to take note of the frustration being expressed by ordinary South Africans.
Do canal boats have toilets? Yes, and they're greener than your average bog.
Corruption has become one of the biggest concerns for South Africans living in a province that has erupted in violence.
Just because something is advertised as 'flushable' doesn't mean you should put it in your toilet.
Shared toilets have been shown to be linked to poor health outcomes.
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
Much of the discussion about "Take a Knee" has overlooked the issues of justice and social exclusion, and especially environmental matters. That's something to think about during the Super Bowl.
Developing a map of African countries' water poverty levels offers a transparent analysis for policymakers, governments and organisations that deal with water issues.
More than half of the global population do not have safe sanitation. What is the best way to go about changing this?
Cultural, social and environmental factors all matter if India wants to succeed in its goal to boost sanitation.
Hepatitis viruses are serious infections that damage the liver. There is an urgent need to deal with increased Hepatitis B infections in Kenya.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have distinct functions but are interrelated and requires an integrated approach from both scientists and policymakers.
Cholera is caused by a lack of access to clean drinking water and unhygienic conditions. Misuse of antibiotics makes it difficult and expensive to treat outbreaks.
According to a new UN report, more than two billion people around the world do not have access to clean, safe water in their homes. Most of the work of getting water falls to women and girls.
It's a dirty scientific job – but it could save lives.
Tackling the challenge of stunting in South Africa needs a convergence of science and policy along with better coordination at all levels of government.
South Africa did a brilliant job of increasing access to safe water for millions of people after the first democratic elections in 1994. But it hasn't kept up the good work.
The invention of the flush toilet was probably one of the most unsustainable innovations in human history.