New at HydrateLife: Water Heroes: Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak - The Million Toilet Man

Open defecation is a huge problem throughout the world. Although the numbers have improved over the past 20 years, over one billion people still practice open defecation. Nowadays, there are a lot of organizations working to eliminate the practice, but few have been working towards this goal as long as Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak. His work started in 1970, when Dr. Pathak invented a pour-flush, compost latrine, and he hasn't stopped since. His latrine has been used in China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and India, helping 54 million people end their practice of open defecation. This is great, but not too surprising once you know who Dr. Pathak is.

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