It may seem like something we take for granted, but for many around the world, proper remediation is a luxury that lacks reach.
Over two billion people do not have access to safe, clean sanitation, which means they are at risk of a number of harmful diseases.
At a conference of the week, called the Reinvent toilet, Bill Gates took the stage with a can of human stools to illustrate his point that bad sanitation puts hundreds of millions in danger.
The conference included 20 designs from technical companies for new types of toilets that could improve the sanity of areas without access to water.
Listen to Michael Dickinson talking with KERRE MCIVOR ABOVE