Faecal Sludge Management Alliance

Safely Managed Faecal Sludge for All

FSMA Updates

Checkout the latest news, events and updates about FSMA

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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SWA- Regional Workshops

SAVE THE DATES- 9/10/11 August SWA Private Sector partners are convening a series of regional workshops to present an opportunity for dialogue on water, sanitation, and hygiene and climate between...

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Online Certification Course – South Asia and Africa

@Urban_ASCI and @ADBInstitute announce the fourth batch of the online certification course on #CWIS. Designed for practitioners from South Asia and Africa. Scholarships are available for government officials. Register by 26/08/22 Find out more here

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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! 

The Container Based Sanitation Alliance was established in 2016 as the credible voice of container-based sanitation providers. We represent our members as a neutral, independent and not-for-profit association. The Alliance includes Clean Team, Loowatt, Sanergy, Sanima (previously x-runner), Sanivation, SOIL and The Cycle (previously Sanitation First), and affiliates Assauvet, Mosan and Sanitation Ambassadors.
We promote CBS as a safe, climate-positive and essential component of city-wide inclusive sanitation. We aim to scale significantly the adoption of CBS by public and private providers, residents and governments. In our strategy, we are doing this though:

  • Advocacy to increase CBS adoption and recognition
  • Innovation especially around financing (such as carbon finance), waste resource recovery and technology development
  • Supporting current members through knowledge exchanges and targeted support
  • Supporting potential new CBS providers through standardised knowledge and materials
  • Research and insights to overcome knowledge gaps.

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