Faecal Sludge Management Alliance

Safely Managed Faecal Sludge for All

FSMA Updates

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Fresh opportunities at Sanergy

Sanergy is growing rapidly and is looking for innovative, agile and smart experts to work with. Apply for any of the opportunities below. Chief Business Officer Senior Grants Manager Associate...

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TNUSSP update

#TNFSMScaling: On 11 July 2022, the IIHS-led TNUSSP team conducted an orientation and training workshop on FSM and construction of FSTPs, including best practices and quality assurance, for 10 Town Panchayats, attended by over...

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About The Alliance

The FSM Alliance is a member-based network to support organisations and individuals working in
faecal sludge management (FSM). Our goal is to create a collaborative, responsive, and collective
platform to advocate for the adoption and implementation of FSM as a utility service. We also aim to
support our members in their work in helping to achieve SDG 6.2 and improve access to safely
managed sanitation.

Our Vision

A world where all people, everywhere, enjoy equitable access to safely managed and dignified sanitation services, which recognizes and treats human waste as a valued resource, improving health, reducing poverty and safeguarding the environment.

Our Mission

We set the agenda, champion and promote the development of inclusive sanitation approaches, particularly faecal sludge management (FSM) and non-sewered sanitation (NSS), to ensure human health and dignity, and the health of urban ecosystems.

Member Spotlight

Introducing our monthly Member Spotlight –
Where we will highlight our members and the exciting work they do in the sector! 

URBANWaters Consulting GmbH is a team of like-minded experts with a background in organisational development, engineering, urban planning, utility operations, and research.

URBANWaters embraces a holistic view of urban development that aligns with contemporary international development paradigms and practices reflected in Agenda 2030 SDGs and concomitant New Urban Agenda. Finding out how to support and build on a city´s homegrown search for solutions, is fundamental to our approach. Essentially this relies on collaboratively identifying physical, spatial, and institutional strategies to enable municipalities and water utilities to progress towards their goals.

We develop liveable, hygienic, and resilient water & sanitation solutions through tailor-made, nature-based, and decentralized cluster approaches. URBANWaters services portfolio embraces the entire project cycle starting at city-level strategy development down to detail engineering and operation support complementary supported by capacity building measures at all levels.

The FSM Toolbox

Our FSM ToolBox contains a wealth of information about sanitation planning, stakeholder engagement and business models. Watch this introductory video to see if the ToolBox can be useful for your needs. 



We strive to achieve safely managed faecal sludge to areas with poor management. Our goals are also linked with other streams of sustainability such as sustainable cities, access to clean water and the power of partnerships. 

Our Members