Faecal Sludge Management Alliance

Safely Managed Faecal Sludge for All

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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! 


BORDA is a world-renowned specialist organisation in international development cooperation. Founded in 1977, the organisation focuses on developing and implementing locally adapted, innovative solutions for decentralised, environmentally friendly concepts for wastewater and waste treatment as well as energy supply.

True to the motto “Water and Sanitation for All”, BORDA has been working closely with more than 100 partner organisations in 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America for over 40 years to make a significant contribution to ensuring that people in the target regions have access to sanitation services and thus improve their living conditions.

FSM has become a central pillar of BORDA’s integrated water resource management approaches in urban contexts. Especially in Africa and South Asia, BORDA supported the rapid development of the FSM sector by contributing with best practices throughout numerous projects and sectoral dialogue engagement.

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