Online course on SFD


Mapping excreta of a city is increasingly used to analyze the sanitation in urban areas. An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram), can help to achieve this by offering a new and innovative way to engage sanitation experts, political leaders and civil society in coordinated discussions about excreta management in their city. 

An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram, SFD) is a tool to readily understand and communicate how excreta physically flows through a city or town. It shows how excreta is or is not contained as it moves from defecation to disposal or end-use, and the fate of all excreta generated. An accompanying report describes the service delivery context of the city or town. For more information on SFDs visit

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To understand how to prepare Shit Flow Diagram using graphic generator and its applications for improved sanitation planning

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand SFDs (graphic and report) and the history of their development
  • Understand the need for a standardized methodology
  • Understand the available tools including their context, range and how to use them
  • Use the developed tools to go through a worked example
  • Understand the support available to enable the development of SFD for their city
  • Prepare SFDs for their towns and cities 

For further information and details contact: 

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director & Academic Director, School of Water and Waste, CSE
Centre for Science and Environment
New Delhi, India

Training Co-ordinator: 

Bhitush Luthra 
Programme Manager
Urban Water-Waste Management,
Centre for Science and Environment, India



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Every week, 2-4 minutes video was sent along with course material. That helps me to get idea about over all content of the particular week. Also that video helps to get continuity from week 1 to week 2 etc.

Senior Assistant Professor Iii
Kalasalingam Academy Of Research And Education
I was impressed with the video, especially the way they were structured and content. They were very informative.

Hezron Magambo
Urban Sanitation Engineer
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Tanzania
The videos and the ppts were very well developed and explanatory

Program Officer
IRC, The Netherlands
The study materials, videos and instructions to approach the assignment or to prepare for the Quiz were quite fruitful. The data was easy to understand and the language of the study material was easy to grasp. The examples given in course material gives clear understanding of the matter.

Rahul Kumar
Management Trainee
Quality Council of India, New Delhi

Starting from: May 4, 2020

Course duration: Four weeks

Course load: 6 hours per week

Last date to apply: April 25, 2020

Course Fee: 
Indian participants: Rs. 3,500/-
Overseas participants: USD 100



Course Director

Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla

Training Co-ordinator:

Bhitush Luthra