Dr. Kamal Kar championed Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), an approach that has empowered communities in more than 43 countries to become open defecation free. He also founded the CLTS Foundation and published a Hand Book and Trainers Guide used by practitioners worldwide. In this interview, Kamal talks about the spread of CLTS, the challenges to its implementation, and its achievements in defeating open defecation.
ThinkpieceRevolutionizing Wastewater Management in the Asia-Pacific
Wastewater is not an investment dead end; it is a resource with a huge market potential in Asia. But does the region have what it takes to start a wastewater management revolution?
ActionIndia: Gender-Sensitive Sustainable Sanitation in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh women refused to accept their toilet-less fate. They formed groups, accessed loans to build latrines for their homes, and brought sustainable sanitation to their communities.
ActionViet Nam: Customizing Sanitation Solutions for Kieu Ky Commune
An ADB-government-NGO partnership built a wastewater treatment facility for peri-urban Kieu Ky. Can the new facility effectively treat wastewater from the town’s crafts industry?
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