Capacity Building initiative on citywide sanitation


To roll-out the use of SFD as a decision support and advocacy tool with activeparticipation of city stakeholders.

Duration of the project:

Designed as a two year project building on oneyear kick-start phase.

Project Overview

Excreta flow diagrams (also often described as shit flow diagram, SFD) are increasingly used toanalyze the sanitation in urban areas. Modifications of the method are also being used to generatethe first generation of national estimates of percentage of the population with access to ‘safelymanaged sanitation’.

Phase II of the initiative is based on demand driven approach unlike phase I in which theconsortium had chosen the cities. CSE along with partner institutions intends to provide supportto participating cities and towns, which are keen to develop SFDs for their cities and to use it asa planning tool to improve the sanitation of the city. Phase II also aims to refine the existing toolbased on the empirical validation

Regional Conclave on ‘Handholding Support for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans and Effective Septage and Faecal Sludge Management’ Regional Conclave cum Workshop on Excreta Management Mainstreaming SFD and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment in Urban Sanitation Programme
Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram-SFD)” on 07-08 September 2016   Training on How to make an SFD
23 February 2017 FSM 4, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
Training of Trainers (ToT) on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)   Make your Own SFD
Excreta Flow Diagram: A Sanitation Planning Tool   Planning and Designing of Faecal Sludge/Septage and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Plants