Find out about the scientific background of SFDs, review related literature, find presentations held on SFDs and recommended readings from the SFD Promotion Initiative and its partners.



Have a look at these presentations that focus on SFDs and the SFD Promotion Initiative.


Here you will find different informational videos on the creation of SFDs as well as past SFD Meetings and events.


You are invited to read through this collection of SFD related documents. All the publications, presentations, and SFDs included here are hosted by the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance’s (SuSanA) library.


Recommended readings

Here you will find interesting literature that the SFD Promotion Initiative and its partners recommend for better understanding of the SFD and citywide sanitation type approaches.

SFD for other purposes

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  • 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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