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Author(s): GIZ, LWSC, LCC
Published in: 2019
Pages: 16
Publisher: Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC)


The development and use of SFDs for better sanitation investment planning A case story from Lusaka (Zambia)

The CSF-Lusaka project supports its implementing partners in the use of Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs) to better understand and illustrate the sanitation situation in Lusaka City, the capital of Zambia. In 2018, a number of SFD reports were prepared, covering Lusaka City as a whole and looking into peri-urban areas or specific aspects of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme. This brochure provides an overview and summary findings of the production of SFDs in Lusaka. It further shows how SFDs are utilised by decision-makers and sanitation actors in Lusaka in their joint efforts to significantly improve the sanitation situation for the population of Lusaka. LWSC is currently working on increasing its capacity both in off-site and on-site services. Thus, the analysis of the city context, in conjunction with the baseline SFD graphic of the Lusaka Sanitation Programme (LSP) areas, has characterised the performance of the sanitation systems and provided the percentage of excreta that is managed safely in the whole sanitation chain, from containment to treatment and disposal, showing where improved sanitation management services are needed in LSP intervention areas.