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IWC WASH project in the Pacific featured on ABC radio

Celebrating World Toilet Day, a water, sanitation and hygiene project in the Pacific, coordinated by the International WaterCentre (IWC), featured on 702 ABC Radio Sydney.

Dr Dani Barrington, Research Fellow from Monash University and IWC, was interviewed by radio host Dominic Knight on his radio show on 19 November 2015 about the IWC-coordinated project 'Community Water and Sanitation in the Pacific: Fostering Sustainable WASH Marketplaces' and the importance of access to safe and proper sanitation.

Dani currently works with informal settlements in Fiji, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands to improve their water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation.

"It’s interesting, in September the UN passed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and from this year on they focus more on safely managing sanitation which puts a lot of emphasis on wastewater. It’s great to give more people access to toilets, [...] but we also really need to look at what happens to the wastewater after flushing the toilet," said Dani who was giving an insight into her work with small communities in Fiji during her interview.

The 10-minutes interview can be accessed on ABC's website (note, the interview starts at 1:06:20).

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