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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more


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.

Read more


News from BORDA Southeast Asia

Indonesia: KIPRAH HHE and HIE Internal Training

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 25.05.2016

Capacity building is needed as a tool to improve knowledge and enhance the abilities that will allow community to achieve measurable and sustainable results. Therefore KIPRAH (we-pro-waste) BORDA conducted internal training for...[more]

Indonesia: Improvement Capacity Building For Technical and RnD Team

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 12.05.2016

DEWATS training is one of the part of capacity building activity in BORDA, particularly for technical and RnD team. Usually, AKSANSI also joined because all their members directly go to the field to conduct monitoring and...[more]

Indonesia: Special 7th Period of Uncle Dino in Trirenggo Elementary School

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 11.05.2016

The wastes issues have become big problems everywhere, particularly in the school environment. It was because of the students snack consumptions that yields plastic waste from food street vendors for 6 days a week. In order to...[more]

Philippines: Project QMS Desktop and Label Audit in 2nd Quarter

by Engr. Marlon M. Oiga – BNS Philippines, 10.05.2016

It is BORDA South East Asia’s turn to conduct Project Audit for Basic Needs Services Philippines Inc. recent projects. After identifying implemented DEWATS, audit was conducted on April 20 – 22, 2016 at the Province of La Union,...[more]

Laos: First Hospital Sanitation (HoSan) Project of BORDA Laos is in Progress

by Sarah Kaercher – Weltwaerts BORDA Laos, 04.05.2016

In the end of April 2016, three BORDA staff went to Xekong Province in southern Laos to check on the status of the first HoSan project in Laos. The provincial hospital contacted BORDA nearly one year ago to learn more about...[more]

<< First < Previous 1-5 6-10 11-15 16-20 21-25 26-30 31-35 Next > Last >>

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.

Read more



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.

Read more…


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.

Download the DEWATS newsletter

Subscribe to the DEWATS newsletter

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



BORDA Blitz is a quarterly BORDA Indonesia Newsletter, available in Bahasa Indonesia version.

Click here to download earliest edition of BORDA Blitz:

To subscribe to BORDA Blitz please provide us your detail by completing this form:
here or contact BORDA Blitz at No +62 274 888273

Up-to-date video

Flash is required!
Overview of School Based Sanitation (SBS) projects in Cambodia.


Download publications, workshop presentations, handbooks and studies & reports