Globally, a third of the world's population is served by onsite sanitation. The reality is that onsite sanitation is here to stay, either as an intermediate or permanent standalone solution, or in combination with sewer-based systems. The appropriate and adequate management of faecal sludge deriving from onsite technologies is imperative for the protection of human and environmental health. The book 'Faecal Sludge Management: Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation' was first published in 2014 and is used by practitioners and universities around the world. Since its publication, the sector has been rapidly growing and adapting to address the need for faecal sludge management. To keep pace with rapid developments, publications are needed that can adapt more quickly than the time required for new books and book editions to be published. Therefore, 'Faecal Sludge Management: Highlights and Exercises' has been developed as a more flexible publication that will be regularly updated. It is largely based on information that was put together during the production of our online courses, and is intended to be used as a companion to existing publications, providing highlights of selected topics together with learning examples.