The FSM toolbox is a web platform with a suite of tools and resources designed to assist and guide anyone interested in undertaking assessments and planning infrastructure improvements. The tools on the platform seek to:
1. Educate and guide users on technical standards and approaches to plan new interventions
Ex: How to estimate the capacity of a new faecal sludge treatment plant? When to consider co-treatment? How to estimate the number, type and capacity of desludging trucks?
2. Encourage stakeholders to make informed decisions using survey-based inputs
The platform provides for a seamless mobile to desktop interaction and converts data collected in the field into useful decision outcomes supported by infographics.
The FSM toolbox, first conceived and implemented by the Asian Institute of Technology with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has evolved over the years with valuable contribution, inputs and feedback from various organizations such as CEPT University, CSTEP and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna.
The current version of the platform is the latest update and brings new exciting content and an improved web-based user interface. This initiative was led by Athena Infonomics with support and inputs from a network of partners (CDD Society, Emanti Management Consultants, Asian Institute of Technology, Cabinet EDE, AFWA and IWMI) and experts (Dr. Shirish Singh, Dorai Narayan, Dave Robbins, Sujaya Rathi, Isabel Blackett, Peter Hawkins and Mingma Sherpa). Currently, the platform is anchored and owned by the Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Alliance.
If you have questions on the platform content or if you would like to become a contributor, contact us.