Posters, Presentations and Workshop during FSM4 in Chennai, India

Do you know what shit flow diagrams are? Meet the SFD Promotion Initiative at FSM4!

The SFD Promotion Initiative is present at FSM4 and has prepared posters, presentations and a workshop, so you can learn more about the approach and the tools.



Monday, 20 February, 16:00 - 17:30 at Sembian Annex 2  (Track: Industry 1.4: FSM Knowledge Management)

1.4.3. Institutional Capacity Building of Ganga Basin Cities for their journey beyond ODF. Rohilla, S. et al.

Tuesday, 21 February, 10:30 – 12:00 at Rajendra 8 (Track: Industry 2.1: Tools and Planning) 

2.1.1. Tools for faecal sludge management planning in small towns: case study of Bignona, Senegal. Sonko, E.M. and Stande, L.

2.1.2. Tool for the assessment and development of sustainable city-wide FSM Services. Scott, R. et al.

Wednesday, 22 February, 10 :30 – 12:00 at Rajendra 8  (Track: Industry 3.1: Learning from Research)

3.1.1. Findings of the shit flow diagram developed for the city of Durban, South Africa. Sindall, R.

3.1.2. Lessons learnt from developing SFDs at scale. Furlong, C. et al.


Workshop (Thursday, 23rd February. 9:00 - 17:00)

SFD Workshop. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), University of Leeds and GIZ on behalf of the SFD Promotion Initiative (SFD PI).

Posters (Mo - Thu, 13:00 - 14:15 at Sembian Annex 1)

- Predicting the impact of sanitation investment projects on the Sanitation Service Chain using excreta flow diagrams (SFDs). L. Fernandez Martinez, C. Furlong, R.E. Scott (Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University)

- Using Excreta Flow Diagrams (SFDs) As An Integral Part Of City Wide Sanitation Planning For Indian Cities. CSE

Download the SFD flyer here!


  • SFD PI Update 7

    Live Q&A, training events, reports, publications... - Check out the latest developments of the SFD Promotion Initiative on the SuSanA Forum

  • New SFD Report available from Patna, India

    Check out how the city of Patna, located at the Southern banks of river Ganga, manages its sanitation!

    Read its new SFD Report!

  • New SFD Report available from Tikapur, Nepal

    Find out more on the sanitation practices in Tikapur:

    98% on-site sanitation technologies (pit latrines, septic tanks, biogas digesters)

    2%  open defecation

  • Material of the Question & Answer session available

    Any questions about SFDs? Watch our recent Q&A session about SFDs 

    1. Presentation: The SFD Manual - a guide to content and process

    2. Presentation: The SFD Review Procedure

    3. Presentation: The SFD Helpdesk

  • Presentations about SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    Watch the presentation with voice on SFDs in Africa and Indonesia

    1. SFDs in Africa: From Visualization to Action

    2. How the Government of Indonesia is using the SFD

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