Online Training Programme on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a New Delhi based institution set up in 1980’s ( The School of Water and Waste (SWW) is a recognised capacity building hub of global south and a recognised training entity - Centre of Excellence in the Sustainable Water & Waste Management area assisting the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.

Mapping excreta of a city is increasingly being used to analyse the sanitation in global south. 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 both urban and rural areas. For more info on SFD and the SFD promotion initiative visit

About the training

The training programme is aimed to sensitise and equip practitioners in mapping excreta flows using the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) Tool, and using it for preparing city-wide sanitation strategies.

The programme is based on state-of-the-art teaching – learning tools consisting of interactive sessions, going through relevant reading material, documentaries, experiential learning using detailed case studies and working in groups.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand SFDs (graphic and report) and the history of their development
  • Understand the need for a standardized methodology
  • Understand the available tool 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 

The course will help working professionals learn state-of-art concepts and principles to improve their subject-knowledge online in their own time, using a highly supportive and interactive learning platform.

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For more information on the training programme kindly contact:

Training Coordinator:

Dhruv Pasricha
Programme Officer- Urban Water & Waste Management
Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India
Tel: +91-11-40616000, 29955124, 299956110 ext. 322
Mob. +91 8527447891

Training Director:

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Senior Director, CSE and Academic Director, School of Water & Waste, AAETI




Target Participants
Decision makers, implementers, planners, engineers and other water and sanitation professionals working with consultancies, non-profits, government departments & agencies, research institutions and academic centres.
Participants from Africa and South Africa` are encouraged to apply. Full fellowships available for deserving candidates
Training Fee
  • ₹ 3,500 (Indian participants)
  • $ 100 (Participants from outside India) 
Course Benefits
  • Top 5 scorers to get 50% refund on course fee
  • Course participation/completion certificate
  • One-year free subscription to Down to Earth magazine after course completion
  • Join a global network of practitioners of the School of Water and Waste