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

Philippines: Future Collaboration with Rizal Province - Hinulugan Taktak Falls as Showcase Project

by Eden Limbog – BNS Philippines, 23.03.2015

“Rizal is one of the Philippines first class provinces that belongs to CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) Region or region IV-A in the island of Luzon. The province enjoys a natural beauty of nature and a...[more]

Indonesia: Study for Making Biogas Tapioca in Lampung

by Rahmita Aprisa – LPTP, 23.03.2015

In January 26, 2015, R & D DEWATS-LPTP conduct a comparative study of biogas waste tapioca flour in Lampung. The comparative study aims to study the creation and utilization of tapioca flour waste into biogas. There were 2 places...[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH Distributed 1800 Plants in Yogyakarta !

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 18.03.2015

Indonesia commemorate every February 21st as National Waste Day. Exactly on that day in 2005, one of the biggest disaster on waste sector happened at Leuwi Gajah landfill near Bandung, Indonesia. The disaster started after one...[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH commemorate National Solid Waste Day

by Josi Novita Sari – BEST Surabaya, 18.03.2015

Still under the umbrella of “Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional” in Indonesia, on February 22, 2015 KIPRAH (Kita-Pro-Sampah or we pro waste) in cooperation with local governments, MRF, and CBOs conducted national solid waste day in...[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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