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

Indonesia: Monitoring Team Joined DEWATS Training

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 04.05.2015

Nowadays skill upgrade is important for field monitoring team, thus this year BORDA Indonesia and AKSANSI held DEWATS Training in Yogyakarta for 3 days from April 28-30, 2015. The training was attended by intern partners with 17...[more]

Indonesia: Seeds for Earth Day in Yogyakarta City

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 22.04.2015

Earth is 4.5 billion years old and today it is getting heavy burden caused by human activity to develop the world with building the apartments, business centres, and factories even resources exploitations. They have impact in...[more]

Vietnam: Workshop Reporting Treatment Efficiency of DEWATS Plant to The Local Government in Hoi An City

by Christoph Lueders – Weltwaerts BORDA Vietnam, 20.04.2015

In 2014 the first School based Sanitation (SBS) in Hoi An was implemented. After 3 months of operation of the DEWATS plant a sample analysis was taken by our local partner ACCD and the results were introduced government officials...[more]

Myanmar: Construction of the first DEWATS in Myanmar Completed

by Susanne Köhler – ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 13.04.2015

In January, the construction of the first Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solution (DEWATS) at Tamwe Basic Education High School in Yangon was completed. The new BORDA office in Myanmar was established in 2014 and this marks...[more]

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“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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