Training on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs)

Date: October 9-10, 2020
Venue: AEETI, Nimli, Rajasthan, India 

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

The School of Water and Waste, CSE, is organizing a training on “Preparation of SFD” at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan (Pincode - 301405).

This training is applicable only to participants of SFD Week 2020. The selection will be done on first come first serve basis. For registration, please click here

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

  • 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: 

Senior Director& Academic Director, School of Water and Waste, CSE

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

Training Co-ordinator: 

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



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