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

Cambodia: Participatory Rapid Assessment (PRA) for SBS 5.0 project in Phnom Penh completed!

by Artur Rutkiewicz – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 03.09.2014

ESC-BORDA Cambodia has assessed 15 primary schools in Phnom Penhfor the fifth cycle of the School Based Sanitation (SBS) project. The PRA is a methodology to collect information and consists of interviews with school directors...[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH Fieldtrip in Yogyakarta

by Marius Zeyher – Weltwaerts BORDA Indonesia, 12.08.2014

The KIPRAH solid waste management program of BORDA is a relatively new program, but is already successfully implemented in a lot of villages in Indonesia. The KIPRAH team always look for new ideas and tries to improve existing...[more]

Philippines: Introduction of DEWATS at St.Lucia, Aringay, La Union

by Eden Limbog – BNS Philippines, 08.08.2014

St. Lucia belongs to one of the barangays in the Municipality of Aringay located in the outlying area. The continuous improvement of the municipality leads to the development of modern urban structures in some areas. Last May...[more]

Vietnam: BORDA and Plan Integrate DEWATS to Plan CS-WASH Project

by Dao Thi Hoa Anh – BORDA Vietnam, 08.08.2014

Plan project “Commune and School Water and Sanitation Hygiene” (CS-WASH) is funded by Australian Aid, works at 80 primary and pre-schools in 5 rural districts of 3 provinces in the Middle and Highland of Vietnam. In May 2014,...[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.

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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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