Dear SFD enthusiast,
Have you ever wondered how it would be to prepare an SFD? Have you started preparing your own SFDs using the SFD Graphic Generator? Or have you completed an SFD? Where do you stand?
We would like to offer you extra support, so you can either start preparing or complete your SFD and have it ready to be used in your processes.
Besides the continuous support offered by the SFD Helpdesk, during a one-month period we are providing additional effort to review and provide you with feedback on your work. This also includes a live Q&A session on December 4th, 2017. This session is the opportunity for you to profit from expertise in the SFD team and receive detailed input to your SFD.
We would therefore like to encourage you to submit your SFD to the Review Procedure during this time, as it:
We are now providing an additional format to the three levels of SFD reporting explained in detail in the SFD Manual: the SFD Lite. The SFD Lite is a simplified reporting template that summarises just the key information underlying your SFD graphic.
Deadline for submission of reports within this extra period of review and feedback is December 15th, 2017.
Authors are encouraged to visit http://www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resources-and-publications/library/details/2357, where templates, guiding documents and reference material can be found, including:
We look forward to hearing from you,
SFD PI team.
Meet the SFD Promotion Initiative at the World Water Week 2017!
Do you know what Shit Flow Diagrams are? Meet the SFD Promotion Initiative at WWW!
The SFD Promotion Initiative will be offering 1-hour slots every day at the SuSanA booth (no.44) throughout the week. You are welcome to stop by, share your ideas, learn more about the SFD Graphic Generator, get inspired by the most recent experiences using SFDs in Asia, Africa and Latin America and ask the SFD PI any question you might have.
Sunday, 27 August: 11:00 - 12:00
Monday, 28 August: 13:00 - 14:00
Tuesday, 29 August: 10:00 - 11:00 and 14:00 - 15:00
Wednesday, 30 August: 14:00 - 15:00
Thursday, 31 August: 10:30 - 11:30
Friday, 1 September: 10:30 - 11:30
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
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:
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.
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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.
- 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
In this webinar, the SFD Promotion Initiative presented you the online tools, including the recently launched SFD Graphic Generator and the modalities of support available. In the first part of this webinar, Barbara Evans (University of Leeds) demonstrated the Graphic Generator and its functionalities. Afterwards, Dr. Suresh Rohilla shared with the participants some examples of how SFDs have been used in India. Furthermore, Dr. Susanne Bieker (GIZ) presented how the SFD Promotion Initiative can be of assistance during the preparation of SFDs and the channels available to reach out to us.
Online and Stockholm, Sweden
On Friday 26, at 14:00 CEST, a live stream of the SFD Exchange meeting in Stockholm will be available. The meeting is aimed at sharing cases where the underlying thinking of the SFD approach has stimulated and structured discussions about urban sanitation, the design of project proposals and research questions; and has changed the discourse around sanitation.
On Wednesday 26, afternoon, attendees of the Stockholm World Water Week will have an additional opportunity to learn more about the SFD approach. During the side event Sustainable City Sanitation: from planning to implementation, one table will the dedicated to debate the SFD approach and its potential as an advocacy and decision-support tool for integrated urban excreta management in cities.
Do you want to learn more about SFD? Then join our side event at the Stockholm World Water Week! The SFD Promotion Initiative is hosting an event on Wednesday, August 26. Members of all partner institutions will be there to explain the SFD approach. You will have the opportunity to understand how SFDs are made and what they are used for, pose questions and join a round table discussion. Don’t miss it!
We are happy to announce a SFD Side Event on 27th May during the 4th AfricaSan Conference in Dakar, Senegal. All participants of the conference are cordially invited to join this side event.
The SFD Promotion Initiative will meet on 28 and 29 May 2015 after the 4th AfricaSan Conference (invitation only).
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.
Live Q&A, training events, reports, publications... - Check out the latest developments of the SFD Promotion Initiative on the SuSanA Forum
Check out how the city of Patna, located at the Southern banks of river Ganga, manages its sanitation!
Read its new SFD Report!
Find out more on the sanitation practices in Tikapur:
98% on-site sanitation technologies (pit latrines, septic tanks, biogas digesters)
2% open defecation
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