Bill Gates explores Brussels’ Underground on World Toilet Day, Watch
Bill Gates ventured into the depths of Brussels’ sewer system to unravel the city’s water waste infrastructure on World Toilet Day.
Brussels: Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, ventured into the depths of Brussels’ sewer system to unravel the hidden history of the city’s water waste infrastructure on World Toilet Day. Gates shared a video on Instagram, shedding light on the significant role wastewater plays in global health.
The video showcased Gates’ exploration of the underground sewer system, where he delved into the historical context of Brussels’ wastewater management. He also engaged with scientists to gain insights into the intricate workings of the city’s water waste system.
“I explored the hidden history of Brussels’ sewage system—and the role of wastewater in global health—for this year‘s #WorldToiletDay,” wrote Bill Gates on Instagram. The video included text detailing the evolution of Brussels’ wastewater system, emphasizing its transformation from dumping sewage into the Senne River in the 1800s, causing cholera epidemics, to the present-day implementation of a 200-mile network of sewers and treatment plants.
World Toilet Day, observed annually on November 19, was established in 2001 by the non-profit organization World Toilet Organisation, led by Singaporean philanthropist Jack Sim. The focus of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of cleanliness and proper sanitation practices. The term “toilet” was intentionally chosen to enhance public outreach and communication effectiveness.
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