Training on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

For Improved Urban Sanitation Programming at City-Wide Scale
The national policy on faecal sludge and septage management, 2017 released by Government of India is ushering a new era in sanitation value chain management and mainstreaming urban sanitation in India. Similarly, cities of South-Asia and Africa are up in race to achieve city wide sanitation through excreta management.  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 a coordinated discussions about excreta management in their city.

SFD is a tool to readily understand and communicate visualizing 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.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing a full day training on “Preparation of SFD” at the upcoming SuSanA India Chapter meeting, 2018 in Panaji, Goa. The training is for sanitation and faecal sludge management sector players, practitioners and city stakeholders who have interest to learn about this tool. 

Date:  19th February 2018
Venue: Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias, Near Bandodkar Samadhi Marg, Miramar, Goa.
Time: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm 
Language: English

To learn 'how to prepare SFD' by using newly developed SFD graphic generator for improved urban sanitation programming at city-wide scale.

On completion of the training the participant will be able to:

  • 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

To view the previous SFD trainings organized by CSE, Click Here...

There is no registration fees for attending the training.  No financial support will be provided hence you must cover your own travel expenses and accommodation to attend this training.

Last date of registration is 12th February, 2018 till 05:00 PM.

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For further information and details contact:

Programme Director
Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla
Centre for Science and Environment
New Delhi, India

Training Co-ordinators: 

Bhitush Luthra –, Deputy Programme Manager
Water Programme, Centre for Science and Environment, India

Shantanu Kumar Padhi -, Research Associate
Water Programme, Centre for Science and Environment, India