SFD Graphic Generator

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About the SFD Graphic Generator

Use this tool to produce an SFD Graphic in just three steps.

Input the data relevant to your city (or urban area) and, with a couple of clicks, the tool draws an SFD Graphic that you can download for use in reports and publications.

The SFD Promotion Initiative developed the tool and if you have any questions please contact the SFD Helpdesk who will be happy to help.

Step One:Enter general information about the city or urban area

Now select the sanitation systems in use in your city or urban area

Use the cursor to hover-over the selection grid and then click on the selected systems.

Step Two:Create your SFD matrix

Enter the proportion of the contents of each type of onsite container which is faecal sludge.

Septic tanks
Fully lined tanks (sealed)
Lined tanks with impermeable walls and open bottom; and all types of pit

Now create your SFD matrix by clicking on the "Create SFD matrix" button.





  • Online course by CSE in July 2018

    The Centre for Science and Environment is launching an online course on the preparation of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs). You can find out more on their website and apply by June 10th.

  • 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

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    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

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