Exploring smart enforcement with urban sanitation
Urban sanitation is one of the most important and urgent challenges confronting countries aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and sanitation coverage is not keeping up with population growth. Furthermore, even where people have access to toilets, wastewater and faecal sludge is commonly not safely contained, transported or treated before disposal. In many locations the environmental and health consequences of poor sanitation continue to impose significant economic and social costs on communities and countries.