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

Cambodia: Kick-Off Meeting for School Based Sanitation (SBS) 5.0 Projects

by Susanne Köhler – ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 12.02.2015

On December 21st to 23rd, ESC-BORDA Cambodia staff visited all six SBS 5.0 project schools, in Phnom Penh, to kick off the construction phase of the project cycle. The kick-off meeting is done in order to inform about and discuss...[more]

Indonesia: Forum Communications Operator DEWATS-RS at Puri Artha Hotel Yogyakarta

by Rahmita Aprisa – LPTP, 26.01.2015

On 3-4 December 2014, DEWATS-LPTP held Forum Communications Operator (FORKOP) Hospital. Forkop This year the theme "Integrated Management, as Insurance for Functioning WWTP DEWATS Systems" was held in the Hall of Hotel Puri Artha...[more]

Cambodia: Health Impact Evaluation (HIE) for School Based Sanitation (SBS) 5.0

by Susanne Köhler – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 09.01.2015

On December 17thto 19th, ESC-BORDA Cambodia staff conducted a HIE survey for SBS 5.0 at all six project schools in Phnom Penh. HIE is a questionnaire-based survey which focuses on the overall health and hygiene situation and...[more]

Philippines: Preliminary Action for Sustainable Sanitation - Region I

by Eden Limbog – BNS Philippines, 08.01.2015

An event attended by representatives of different agencies held last November 27, 2014 at the Department of Health (DOH) Region I Conference Room. The event was a pre-meeting for the proposed partnership and training seminar to...[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.

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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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