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: Learning How to Improve Sanitation in World Toilet Day

by Rifki Praditya – BORDA Indonesia, 26.11.2015

Have you been to the toilet today? One simple question but has deeper meaning because toilet is a place for defecation or urination. Moreover as an appreciation for toilet, we celebrate 19th of November as World Toilet Day. The...[more]

Philippines: Training Workshop of Sustainable Sanitation Development Program on Septage Management Program and Project Proposal Development

by Louise Cac & Marlon Oiga – BNS Philippines, 13.10.2015

The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) is earnest in implementing and prioritizing the programs under the sustainable sanitation and wastewater treatment as a support to the mandate and campaign of the National Agencies and...[more]

Indonesia: First Box Composting Method in MRF

by Mila Noviana – BORDA Indonesia, 02.10.2015

Waste is a very challenging subject to tackle, due to the growing consumption and limited space for waste disposal. Meanwhile, more than a half percent of the total municipal waste in Indonesia is organic waste from household and...[more]

Strengthen Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Capacity – Regional Workshop

by Marina Brueckner - BORDA Indonesia, 22.09.2015

From 7th to 11th September 2015, a Regional WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) Workshop to Strengthen Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Capacity was conducted by the German WASH Network in Bangkok (Thailand); organized and...[more]

Philippines: BNS-BORDA’s STP Proposal has been approved and chosen by the TWG!

by Louise Cac – BNS Philippines, 21.09.2015

Municipality of Palo, Leyte, Philippines – Last August 27, 2015, the Technical Working Group (TWG) convenes again at Mayor's Office to make a decision by choosing on what Septage Treatment Facility Proposal they will be going to...[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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