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: 6th Roadshow of Uncle Dino Program Conducted in Bantul Regency, Yogyakarta

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 13.04.2016

Waste management has been a major environmental issue everywhere, particularly in school. Besides the basic standard solid waste management system should be introduced since young to reach awareness of proper waste management....[more]

Cambodia: First Prefabricated Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems Installed in Cambodia

by Christian Zarmstorf – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 08.04.2016

From February 15th to 19th, two engineers from BORDA Indonesia travelled to Siem Reap province to install the first prefabricated decentralized wastewater treatment systems (DEWATS Prefab) together with ESC-BORDA Cambodia staff....[more]

Cambodia: The Second SBS 5.0 HIE in Phnom Penh

by Hannes Wiedemann – Weltwaerts ESC-BORDA Cambodia, 07.04.2016

From January 20th to 22nd, 2016, ESC-BORDA conducted the second Health Impact Evaluation (HIE) at 6 SBS 5.0 schools in peri-urban areas around Phnom Penh city.[more]

Vietnam: BORDA Reappeared at One of The Droughtest Province in Vietnam

by Dao Thi Hoa Anh – BORDA Vietnam, 29.03.2016

Locate at the South Central Coast of Vietnam, Ninh Thuan has been known as one of the most severe weather province in Vietnam. BORDA had been presented at Ninh Thuan when disseminating Hydram and Hydraulic pump technologies....[more]

Philippines: Successfully BNS Phil on the Abel Award of Pammadayaw 2016

by Louise Cac – BNS Philippines, 11.03.2016

In abiding recognition for its outstanding accomplishments in spearheading the Sustainable Sanitation Development Programs (SSDP) in the communities, province of La Union had great communications and strong collaborations of...[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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