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

Myanmar: DEWATS Opening Ceremony and O&M Trainingat Tamwe B.E.H.S 1

by BORDA Myanmar, 28.07.2015

The 3rd of July, 2015 was an exciting day for the Tamwe Basic Education High School 1 (B.E.H.S 1) in Yangon, Myanmar. In the morning, the Opening Ceremony of the new DEWATS plant took place. Afterwards, in the afternoon, the...[more]

Laos: First National Workshop on DEWATS Packages

by Niklas Tschuden – Weltwaerts BORDA Laos, 08.07.2015

In Laos BORDA endeavours to collaborate hand in hand with government authorities, aiming for up scaling DEWATS all over the country. Since 2013 BORDA Laos regional office and Department of Housing and Urban Planning (DHUP) of...[more]

Indonesia: Solid Waste Education on World Environment Day 2015 Celebration

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 24.06.2015

"Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference." (UN Secretary General - Ban Ki Moon). He said in...[more]

Myanmar: Indonesia Study Tour

by BORDA Myanmar, 15.06.2015

Between May 24th and 26th, 2015, a delegation from Myanmar visited BORDA Indonesia in order to see the scale and variety of DEWATS projects including Community Based Sanitation, Sanitation in Hospitals and DEWATS prefabricated...[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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