Portable Sanitation Association International

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WEEKLY EDITION NOVEMBER 20, 2019 PS AI i s a t t he Ta b l e on W o r ld T o il e t D a y a nd W or l d Po r tab l e Sani t at i on D ay By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director Many of us take toilets for granted, but up to one in three people around the world struggle because they lack access to one. This can lead to poor health, absenteeism from work and school, lack of privacy and safety, reduced concentration and exhaustion. In fact, loss of productivity from poor sanitation and hygiene is estimated to cost many countries up to 5% of GDP. ISO standards can help reverse this trend and improve the quality of life and dignity of 2.4 billion people. 1 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 R ec a p p i ng t he 2 019 N ut s & Bo l ts E d uc a ti o na l C onf er enc e , Par t II "When you learn, teach. When you get, give" – Maya Angelou The PSAI hosted the 43rd annual Nuts & Bolts Educational Conference in Houston November 5-8. Last week we highlighted the activities of our Board and Committees, and showed readers some highlights of the two site visits to portable sanitation companies in the Houston area. This week, let's take a look at our learning-focused programming and charity work from later in the week. CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

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