Training on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs)

Date:  From 10th to 12th July 2018

Venue: Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi-110062, India

Mapping excreta of a city is increasingly used toanalyze 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. 

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. For more information on SFDs visit 

The School of Water and Waste, CSE, is organized a three days training on “Preparation of SFD” at Centre for Science and Environment, 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area New Delhi-110062, India.

The said training was for young professionals. The registration of participants was strictly on invitation basis.

To develop the skills of young professional on using tools like excreta flow diagram for improved urban sanitation programming at city-wide scale.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the training the participant are 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
  • Prepare SFDs for their towns and cities


List of participants

Abhinav Sharma
M.Sc. Environmental Science

Neha Gupta
M.Sc. Environmental Science

Harsh Yadava
M.Sc. Environment & ecology

Pankaj Dudwal
B.Sc. (Appearing)

Nirdesh Joshi
Bachelor of Architecture

Manish Mishra
M. Tech (Environmental Engineering)

Abhinay Saxena
MSW. Master of Social Work

Rajeev Prajapati
B. Tech Civil Engineering

Sanpreet Kaur Dua
B. Arch

Sheilja Singh
M. Arch in Urban Regeneration

Pulkit Singal
B. Plan

Ruhil lyer
Post Graduate

Rohit Saini
B. plan

Rahul Mankotia
B E (Civil) M.Sc. Management

Vaishanavi Garg
B. Tech (B.T)

Vandana Bharti
M.Sc. Environmental Science


For further information and details contact: 

Senior Director& Academic Director, School of Water and Waste

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

Training Co-ordinators: 

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

Shantanu Kumar Padhi
Programme Officer
Urban Water-Waste Management, Centre for Science and Environment, India



Feedback from participants

A lot of efforts have been put by CSE to comprehend the SFD and basic concept of sanitation to us. Take a bow Boss! Cheers!

Nirdesh Joshi
All the environmentalists, environmental engineers, students etc who wants to pursue their career in sanitation and faecal sludge management must learn SFD

Vaishnavi Garg
This training provided opportunity to get soaked in new experience of actually observing how human waste is being handled. The training also provided a practical knowledge through a mock exercise in field. Overall, the training was excellent and well planned and manged throughout.

- Abhinav Saxena
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