Training of Trainers (ToT) on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) | Centre for Science and Environment

Training of Trainers (ToT) on Preparation of Shit Flow Diagram (SFD)

For Improved Urban Sanitation Programming at City-Wide Scale

Date: June 22-23, 2017

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

Language: English

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. SFDs 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.

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organizing two days training of trainers on "Preparation of excreta flow diagram (Shit Flow Diagram -SFD) for sanitation and faecal sludge management sector players, practitioners and trainers.

An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram, 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.

SFDs are emerging as a popular tool to help cities plan sanitation service delivery. The focus of this ToT is to introduce the SFDs, the tools developed by the SFD Promotion Initiative and to understand how adults learn.


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

  • Understand SFDs (diagram 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 examplee

  • Understand the support available to enable the development of SFD for their city


CSE will support the training fees, accommodation and travel of registered participants, only 2 participants per organization are allowed.


Last date of registration is 9th June till 05:00 PM.  Selection of participants would be on first come first serve basis. Only 20 seats are available.

For registration Please click here ……



Training Coordinators:  

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

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


For further information and details contact:

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




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