BORDA and BNS Network

BORDA advises and facilitates projects in the sectors of decentralised sanitation, wastewater treatment, water and energy supply, and solid waste disposal in Asia and Africa. Active for over 30 years, BORDA is part of a network of international research and development organisations.

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Basic Needs Services

Basic Needs Services (BNS) are directly linked to the UN's Millenium Development Goals and are in keeping with the objectives of climate protection of the Kyoto Protocol. They are actions geared towards improving living conditions for disadvantaged target groups.

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DEWATS Service Packages

BORDA strives to create sanitation solutions: DEWATS (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Solutions) Service Packages include not simply the construction of this proven solution but a whole set of integrated measures, combined according to demand.

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BORDA is facilitating BNS development projects in Asia and Africa. Currently there are more than 20 project cooperation offices worldwide of partner organisations, accountable for planning and implementation of socialstructure development projects.

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News from BORDA Southeast Asia

Laos: Roadshow Triggers Demand for DEWATS

by Tobias R. Moeller – BORDA Laos, 30.09.2014

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP), of the Lao PDR conducted together with the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) a DEWATS roadshow series...[more]

Indonesia: AKSANSI Branch Establishment Makassar

by Gressiadi Muslim – AKSANSI, 30.09.2014

After the former field trip to South Sulawesi in January/February 2014, AKSANSI undertook a second one on the end of August 2014 for two weeks. The purpose was to conduct monitorings at 15 locations, to hold AKSANSI branches...[more]

DEWATS for CCT-TDI: Construction Started

by Eden Limbog – BNS Philippines, 26.09.2014

The Center for Community Transformation (CCT) is an organized Christian response against poverty and social injustice. This is carried out through the fusion of social development initiatives and evangelical mission in a uniquely...[more]

Monitoring and Implemented HIA in West Nusa Tenggara

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 26.09.2014

BORDA Indonesia conducted field activities in West Nusa Tenggara. During one week (August 25th – 31th 2014), the team took 6 locations such as Bima City, Bima District, West Lombok and Mataram City. The activities conducted...[more]

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Mit BORDA weltwaerts 

“Learning through active helping“ is the motto of the voluntary service program Weltwärts for young people between the ages of 18 and 28.

For those interested in volunteering in developing countries, the program offers a chance to acquire international experience, intercultural skills, and professional qualifications.

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An estimated 75 million people in Indonesia lack basic sanitation facilities.  Less than 5% of the population is served by conventional sewerage systems. Millions of Indonesian urban residents discharge human excrement and household wastewater directly into the aquatic environment.
The aim of the SANIMAS program is to develop together with Indonesian Communities a sustainable sanitation system managed by the community.

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Mapping of Implementations 

In cooperation with Google Earth, BORDA shows an overview of their projects in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, SADC.

Read more and download regional files for an geographic survey of a range of BORDA projects.




DEWATS Newsletter

BORDA publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information quarterly.

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DEWATS Special Newsletter 

BORDA received the Development Solutions Award by IWA for outstanding “innovations and contributions to technology and community facilitation that transform service delivery in low income urban settlements.” read more



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