Capacity Building initiative on citywide sanitation | Centre for Science and Environment

Capacity Building initiative on citywide sanitation


To roll-out the use of SFD as a decision support and advocacy tool with active participation of city stakeholders.

Duration of the project:

Designed as a two year project building on one year kick-start phase.

Project Overview

Excreta flow diagrams (also often described as shit flow diagram, SFD) are increasingly used to analyze the sanitation in urban areas. Modifications of the method are also being used to generate the first generation of national estimates of percentage of the population with access to ‘safely managed sanitation’.

Phase II of the initiative is based on demand driven approach unlike phase I in which the consortium had chosen the cities. CSE along with partner institutions intends to provide support to participating cities and towns, which are keen to develop SFDs for their cities and to use it as a planning tool to improve the sanitation of the city. Phase II also aims to refine the existing tool based on the empirical validation. 

Regional Conclave on ‘Handholding Support for Preparation of City Sanitation Plans and Effective Septage and Faecal Sludge Management’ Regional Conclave cum Workshop on Excreta Management Mainstreaming SFD and Decentralised Wastewater Treatment in Urban Sanitation Programme
Training of Trainers (ToT) on “Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram-SFD)” on 07-08 September 2016    




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