Most people in developed or so-called Western nations take toilets for granted. They are definitely a source of humour for kids but other than that, we don’t tend to give the toilet much thought from day to day.
But really, the toilet and associated sewerage systems deserve a lot more credit than they get. Without proper toilets and human waste removal systems people and communities frequently become seriously ill and diseased such as Cholera can kill thousands of people in just a few weeks.
Follow the evolution of the modern toilet from Scotland, in around 3,000 BC to today, learn about the clever Aussie who made a great water saving innovation and consider the future of the toilet and waste management in the context of building a more sustainable society.