Canadian engineer helping reinvent the toilet

Western professor Jason Gerhard. (MIKE HENSEN/QMI Agency File Photo)

Western professor Jason Gerhard. (MIKE HENSEN/QMI Agency File Photo)

Alex Weber, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:17 PM ET

LONDON -- What do a Western University engineer, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and a toilet have in common?

Creating safe and sustainable sanitation for the 2.6 billion people worldwide who don't have it -- at least that's the goal.

Put another way, they want human waste to disappear -- literally.


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