An excreta flow diagram (also often described as a shit flow diagram or SFD) is a tool to readily understand and visually communicate how excreta flows through a city or town. Based on the contributing population it shows how excreta is or is not contained as it moves from defecation to treatment then disposal or end-use, and whether the flows are safe or unsafely contained.
This video shows how the SDF was introduced in Indonesia and why the Indonesian government sees it as a useful tool to improve urban sanitation.

Video case study


Keywords
SFD, Indonesia, excreta flows, urban sanitation,

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Author(s)
Blackett, I.


Published in: 2017

Pages: 0


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  • 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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