Development and dissemination of fecal sludge management toolkit for investors, planners and consultants

2014 - 2016 • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)


To accelerate the effective and sustainable implementation of fecal sludge management projects in the urban poor communities where disposal of their excreta still relies upon non-sewer sanitation systems


The FSM toolbox is a one-stop database platform for all the FSM related resources.

Since its establishment, FSM Toolbox has extensively pushed its expertise to contemplate and refine its resource platform. With an aim to become the center for FSM resources, we have progressively demonstrated the capability of integration and development of viable tools and data sources. As the work progresses so does its dynamism, FSM Toolbox has been involved with over 30 organizations for testing, application and contextualization of the Toolbox – it has constantly sought to develop plans to collaborate with expert practitioners for wider dissemination.

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Enhance the capability of key players such as investors (donors), city planners/utility administrators and consultants in the development of FSM projects and businesses with competency preparatory tools and resources

Further information

The Toolbox team welcomes and urges other FSM resource developers to use this platform.

Research or implementation partners:

Hydrophil, Austria (for monitoring)

Advisory panel:
Mr. Martin Gambrill, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist World Bank, Washington DC
Ms. Isabel Blackett Senior Sanitation Specialist Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank, Washington DC
Mr. Ho Yueh Chuen (Peter) Senior Consultant ERE Consulting Group, Malaysia
Ms. Jing-Min Huang Senior Urban Development Specialist Asian Development Bank, Manila, the Philippines
Ms. Blomberg Malinne Chief Financial Analyst African Development Bank, Cote d'Ivoire
Prof. Meera Mehta Professor Emeritus CEPT University, India
Dr. Mbaye Mbéguéré Project coordinator Office National de l'Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS), Senegal
Mr. Cheikh Toure Director General Environnement, déchets, eau (EDE), Senegal
Dr. Binay Shah Water and Sanitation Specialist Integrated Consultants Nepal (P) Ltd. (ICON), Nepal
Ms. Mai Flor Executive Director WaterLinks, the Philippines
Dr. Wijarn Simachaya Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand
Mr. Teddy Gounden Project Manager eThekwini, Durban, South Africa
Mr. Dorai Narayana Head of Department, Planning & Engineering Indah Water, Malaysia

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Asia & Pacific Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Capacity development Cities Faecal sludge treatment processes Global Operation, maintenance and sustainable services Politicians and local decision makers Practitioners Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement Technology comparisons University, education or research institution Urban (entire city)


Asian Institute of Technology
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The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is an international postgraduate institute of higher education based in Thailand. Established in 1959 as the first postgraduate school in the region, it boasts of over 21,000 alumni in 101 countries and territories. Ranked world's Number "1" in international orientation (by UMultirank), AIT works with nearly 200 partners all over the world.

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