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: New Issues, New Planning and New Future after Annual Meeting

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 23.10.2014

The middle of October, BORDA Indonesia and partners conducted annual meeting in Yogyakarta City. It took only two days, the agendas of the meeting were regarding some issues related implementation of projects, management and...[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH is Greening The Office!

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 22.10.2014

Recently KIPRAH (Kita Pro-Sampah) has implemented vertical gardens in BORDA Indonesia office. A vertical garden is one of KIPRAH's research and innovation programs. It is one of alternatives in dealing with the lack of green and...[more]

Indonesia: Management and Bookkeeping Training of CBO in Brebes, Central Java

by Rahmita Dwi Aprisa – LPTP, 17.10.2014

On September 17, 2014, DEWATS-LPTP conducted Management and Bookkeeping Training of CBO (Community Based Sanitation) under SLBM (Community-Based Environmental Sanitation) Program 2014 in Brebes, Central Java. About 5 CBOs around...[more]

Laos: Too Many Still Waiting for Toilets

by Phaisythong Chandara – Journalist of Vientiane Times, 08.10.2014

About 2.9 million people in Laos living in urban and peri-urban settlements still do not have access to improved sanitation. This compares to 10.3 million people in Cambodia and about 21.8 million people in Vietnam. Lack of...[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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