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

Vietnam: Operation and Maintenance Training Conducted at Cam Thanh Primary School

by Christoph Lüders – Weltwaerts BORDA Vietnam, 25.11.2014

In August 2014 the first project regarding School Based Sanitation (SBS) in Vietnam reached a milestone with the commissioning of the DEWATS plant. To guarantee a long lasting effective system, responsible persons need to be...[more]

Vietnam: Health and Hygiene Promotion Day at school in Hoi An City

by Christoph Lüders – Weltwaerts BORDA VIETNAM, 24.11.2014

The health and hygiene education (HHE) is an important factor for strengthening sanitation knowledge and behavior and thereby reducing the number of sick days. As part of the HHE and with regard to the World Toilet Day 2014,...[more]

Myanmar: DEWATS Promoted at Myanmar Water Expo 2014!

by Thet Tun – BORDA Myanmar, 24.11.2014

BORDA Myanmar promoted Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Solutions (DEWATS) from the 22nd to 24th of October, 2014, at the 2014 Myanmar Water Expo in Yangon, Myanmar.[more]

Indonesia: KIPRAH-VER held 2014 National Stakeholder Meeting

by Mila Noviana Dhari – KIPRAH BORDA Indonesia, 19.11.2014

KIPRAH (Kita-Pro-Sampah or We-Pro-Waste) has held annual meeting on 11-13 November 2014 in Yogyakarta, with theme: ”Sustainability in KIPRAH VER”. National Stakeholder Meeting is an entity of media internal consolidation for the...[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.

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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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