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: Media Site at KIPRAH Material Recovery Facilty in Sleman Regency, Yogyakarta

by Marius Zeyher – Weltwaerts BORDA Indonesia, 22.07.2014

In June 2014 the BORDA Indonesia PR team visited local and national several media representatives to introduce BORDA and its activities in Indonesia. The media representatives were very interested in BORDAs activities and...[more]

Stakeholders’ Forum of Indonesian International Water Week 2014 in Indonesia

by Marina Brueckner – BORDA Indonesia, 04.07.2014

From 21st to 23th May, 2014, the Stakeholders’ Forum of Indonesia International Water Week (IIWW), organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Public Works (PU) in cooperation with the Ministry of National Development Planning...[more]

BORDA Indonesia Sets Up Closer Relations with Local Media

by Marius Zeyher – Weltwaerts BORDA Indonesia, 04.07.2014

BORDA Indonesia aims not only to implement their DEWATS (Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems) technology and KIPRAH (Kita Pro-Sampah/We Pro-Waste) program but also to raise attention about health and sanitation topics....[more]

Laos: National Workshop on Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

by Tobias R. Moeller – BORDA Laos, 02.07.2014

On Friday, 27 June 2014, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP), held together with the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) the annually...[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 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


DEWATS Newsletter

BORDA publishes the electronic newsletter on DEWATS Information quarterly.

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