The Puru at the World Toilet Summit

I just arrived for the World Toilet Summit, a conference with the goal to "nurture collaboration between government bodies, researchers, aid organizations and industry towards sanitation solutions for the 2.5 billion people without reasonable access to safe toilets." Since its inception ten years ago, the summit has been hosted in Singapore, India and even Ireland. This year it comes to Philadelphia as part of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers conference--a great way to get domestic business types interested in the approx. 1.4 billion people without sanitation who can afford it, but may not yet know that they wanted. Tonight I attended the welcome reception at the National Constitution Center, ate some cheese, danced, and added my signature to the Constitution. Tomorrow the real work begins at 8:00am with the "International Breakfast." Looking forward to keeping you all up to date as things progress...